2021 Los Cardos Doña Paula Private Collection Chardonnay

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2021 Los Cardos Doña Paula Private Collection Chardonnay

Los Cardos means "The Thistles" in Spanish. Their presence indicates an unmistakable sign of good terroir.

Tasting Notes 

Yellow-green and gold color. Intense, tropical aromas with notes of mango, pineapple and peach. Very good volume, balance and freshness. Citric and mineral.

2021 Los Cardos Doña Paula Private Collection Chardonnay

Vinification

The grapes are harvested from the third week of February to the first week of March. A moderate protective destemming and a crushing at room temperature are carried out. Pressing is soft, and fermentation takes place at low temperatures, in stainless steel tanks, to protect the primary aromas.

The Estate

Alluvia Vineyard is located in Gualtallary, Tupungato, Uco Valley, at 1,350 meters (4,430 feet) above sea level. The soils are sandy loam, stony, and with a high calcareous content. On the other hand, Los Cerezos Vineyard is located in the Cordón del Plata mountains, Tupungato, Uco Valley, at 1,000 meters (3,280 feet) above sea level. Here, there are loam soils of variable depth, with a calcium carbonate layer 120 cm (47 in) from the surface. Both estates have warm days and cool nights, with an average temperature variation of 14 °C (57.2 °F) in Los Cerezos and 12.5 °C (54.5 °F) in Alluvia, and an average annual rainfall of 280 mm (11 in). The vines yield 12 tons per hectare, and they are grown in espaliers, using drip irrigation. At Doña Paula, our vineyards have always been managed using sustainable agricultural practices.

Specifications

Year 2021
Bottle Size 750ml
Cultivar 100% Chardonnay
Country Argentina
Alcohol content
13.5% alc vol 
Units of Alcohol per Bottle 10.1 units
Type White Wine
Allergen Information Contains sulphites
Features Vegan and Vegetarian, sustainable practices
Food Matches Burrata cheese, baked vegetables, and apples, cured ham and pesto. An excellent combination of flavors and colours. Serve between 8-10C.
Appellation Mendoza