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Argentinian Chardonnay. Mendoza.Wine of Argentina.

Tesco Finest Chardonnay 2009

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Allergy Information:

  • Contains: Milk, Egg & Sulphites

Tasting Notes:

A rich, complex Chardonnay with flavours of tropical fruits and savoury, tasty oak notes with a long, full-flavoured finish.

Region of OriginMendoza
Wine ColourWhite
Alcohol Units10.1
ABV13.5% vol.
Current Vintage2013
ProducerBodegas Esmeralda S.A.
Type of ClosureScrewcap
Wine MakerFelipe Stahlschmidt
Pack Quantity750
Pack Measureml
CountryArgentina
Alcohol TypeWine
Taste CategoryCrisp and Dry

Grape Variety:

100% Chardonnay

Vinification Details:

The grapes were vineyard selected and picked in February and beginning of March, prior to being pressed. The juice was cold settled and solids were removed before fermentation, which occurred in upright fermentors and barrels at 15/22 °C of temperature, during 20 days.

History:

From the very beginning The Wines of Catena set out to discover the best places to plant vineyards in Mendoza, identifying the best microclimates for Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Malbec. In addition, new techniques of cluster thinning and harvest practices were implemented to further increase concentration. This research program also led to the conclusion that the poor soils near the Andes, were actually ideal for quality viticulture. And that the desert climate was an asset because it allowed vineyard managers to control quality and hang time through strict irrigation control. Winemaker Felipe Stahlshmidt is an avid andinista that has climbed the mighty Aconcagua Mountain 7 times!

Regional Information:

Tucked under the massive shoulders of the Andes Mountains in west central Argentina, the province of Mendoza is renowned for housing some of the best winegrowing regions of Argentina. The character of Mendoza wines is forged in high altitude desert vineyards irrigated by mineral-rich snowmelt from glaciers and snowfields. Altitudes range from 1,000 feet to around 5,000 feet, where the foothills rise steeply toward the Andes' peaks. High altitude means cool temperatures and clear air, and clear air means more sunlight for building flavor in the grapes, helping to make Mendoza the source of Argentina's well-earned reputation for top quality, unique wines.

Storage Type:

Ambient

Storage Instructions:

This wine is ideal for drinking now but can be kept for up to 3 years

Alcohol Unit Other Text:

10.1 UK Units
1.7 UK units per 125ml glass
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UK Chief Medical Officers recommend adults do not regularly exceed:
Men: 3-4 units daily
Women: 2-3 units daily
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Storage:

  • Store in a cool dark place. Best enjoyed within 5 years of purchase, once
  • opened consume within 3 days.

Wine of:

Argentina

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Net Contents:

75cl e

Manufacturer Address:

Tesco Stores Ltd.,
Cheshunt EN8 9SL,
U.K.

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