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Producer: Dona PaulaGrape Varieties: 100% Sauvignon BlancOptimum Drinking: Within 3 yearsWine Style: Lively fresh sparkling wineAlcohol by Volume: 12.5%Closure: Natural CorkCountry: Argentina
Argentina's first 100% Sauvignon Blanc sparkling wine shows intense aromas of orange blossom, with hints of grapefruit and an intriguing touch of mint.
Pale and interesting, Dona Paula's Sauvage Blanc is the first 100% Sauvignon Blanc sparkling wine from Argentina. Showing intense aromas of orange blossom, white peach, with hints of grapefruit and an intriguing touch of mint, it is crisp, lively and persistent on the palate.
Doña Paula is a leading, modern winery at the forefront of exploring and investing in new, high quality wine regions in Argentina. Established in 1997, they own all of their vineyards covering 700 hectares. These vineyard sites are located in the best subregions within Mendoza including Ugarteche, Altamira, Gualtallary and Tupungato. They practise sustainable methods in the vineyards, maximising the true expression of terroir. Their continuous innovation in vineyard management ensures top quality wines from one year to the next.
The Los Cerezos Vineyard is located in the Cordón del Plata mountains, at 1000 metres above sea level. The soils are predominantly loam with a calcium carbonate layer 120cm below the surface, which provides a cooling effect for the vines. The climate here presents warm days and cool nights, with an average temperature variation of 14 °C and an average annual rainfall of 280 mm. The vines yield 12 tonnes per hectare and are grown on espaliers, using drip irrigation and sustainable viticultural techniques.
The grapes were carefully harvested to avoid oxidation during the third week of February. They were then cooled and softly pressed prior to a pellicular maceration which transferred the varietal characters from the skin to the must. Alcoholic fermentation was carried out at low temperatures in stainless steel tanks. A short secondary fermentation took place using the Charmat method, forming the characteristic bubbles - the prise de mousse.
A lively and refreshing apéritif which also accompanies rich fish dishes of salmon and tuna or shellfish in a delicate cream sauce.
Sauvignon Blanc 100%
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