Salentein Single Vineyard Plot 2 Chardonnay, Uco Valley, Mendoza

Salentein Single Vineyard Plot 2 Chardonnay, Uco Valley, Mendoza

The Chardonnay grapes are sourced from San Pablo estate, which is located over 1,600 metres above sea level in the Uco Valley; the vineyard was planted in 2002 and the soils are a mixture of loam, sand and boulder, it has excellent drainage and low fertility. The grapes ripen slowly in this vineyard and are hand-harvested at the optimum moment. Whole clusters were pressed and fermentation takes place in French oak barrels, the wine was then aged on the lees and a full malolactic fermentation was carried out. Intense and complex with an outstanding minerally character, citrus notes and hints of jasmine. Its excellent natural acidity makes it elegant, fresh and lingering. Tim Atkin awarded the 2012 vintage 93 points in his Argentina Report in 2015 and the 2012 vintage won the Best Chardonnay Trophy at the 2015 Argentina Wine Awards.

  • Type: White
  • Country: Argentina
  • Region: Mendoza
  • Vintage: 2012/2013
  • Producer: Salentein
  • Primary grape: Chardonnay
  • Screwcap: Cork
  • Bottle size: 75cl
  • List price: £23.88
  • Code: 30022
  • Expression: Acorn