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Producer: Andeluna CellarsGrape Varieties: 100% ChardonnayOptimum Drinking: Within 4 yearsWine Style: Fresh fruity un-oaked whiteAlcohol by Volume: 14%Closure: ScrewcapCountry: Argentina
Founded in 2003, Andeluna produces premium wines of world class recognition. The vineyard covers 70 hectares in the beautiful Uco Valley near Tupungato, one of the best subregions of Mendoza. By night you can often see the moon illuminating the magnificent Andes Mountains nearby and the winery has been named after this stunning scene. Situated at an altitude of 1,300 metres, the vineyard produces some of the best fruit in Argentina. Winemaker, Manuel Gonzalez (previously Head Winemaker at Pulenta Estate and Chief Oenologist at Trivento) works alongside Andeluna's wine consultant Hans Vinding Diers to make outstanding wines which have propelled this producer into the global spotlight in a very short space of time. Their Pasionado range is only made in exceptional vintages and rivals some of the great wines of the world.
The grapes were grown in vineyards located in Tupungato, at over 1,300 metres above sea level. The area is characterised by its wide diurnal temperature range, which produces grapes with a great intensity of colour and a distinctive aromatic expression. The vineyards are adequately irrigated through a drip management system, which provides exactly the right amount of water needed by the plant. Canopy management in the vineyard controls yields and produces small, concentrated berries with the perfect amount of sun exposure. The vines are grown in alluvial, sandy soils and are manually harvested once the grapes have reached optimum maturity levels.
The berries were selected by hand prior to vinification. Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks, using selected yeasts, at temperatures maintained at approximately 15°C. This is an unoaked style of Chardonnay.
A refreshing, unoaked Chardonnay showing lime, white peach and green apple characters. The palate is soft and fresh with an intense flavour and a lively finish.
A refreshing apéritif wine. Its fruity style is versatile and food friendly, accompanying garlic chicken dishes, grilled seafood and pasta with a creamy sauce.
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