Don Cristobal Finca La Nina Chardonnay

Composition:

100% Chardonnay

Origin:

Finca La Pinta Vineyard, Los Campamentos, Rivadavia, Mendoza, Argentina
Vineyard / Estate / Viticulture:
– Soil Type: Vines are planted at 620 meters above sea level. The soils at the base of the Andes tend to be young and alluvial with a high proportion of sand and loam and are low in organic material. The sandy loam is underlain with river rocks offering good drainage.
– Special Vintage Info:
Vinification / Winemaking:
– How grapes were handled: By hand, in cases of 15 kg during the month of February
– Fermentation / Yeast Type / Vessel: Bunches sorted with conveyor belt and destemmed. Pellicular maceration in wine press for 20 days, followed by a cold decantation during 24 hours. Alcoholic fermentation at controlled temperature of between 16 o C and 18 o C. No malolactic fermentation.
– Fermentation Management:
– Reasons for this choice:
– Ageing – barrels / size / time: Aged in stainless steel vats.
Technical Analysis:
– Residual Sugar (g/l): 3.9 g/l.
– Alcohol: 13%
– pH: 3.50
– Total Acidity 9.6 g/l
Tasting Notes:
Bright yellow with green hues. The aroma of tropical fruits with subtle citrus notes expresses its youth and complexity. On the palate it is intense and persistent, with a long fresh sensation, characteristic of its balanced acidity.