Clásico Chardonnay, 2020
A fresh and expressive Chardonnay from 950m altitude vineyards in Mendoza. The altitude produces a wine with refreshing acidity and a concentrated fruit expression - green apple, pear and nuances of tropical fruit.
Meet the maker: Kaiken
Region: Mendoza – Argentina
Grape(s): Chardonnay (100%)
12.5% ABV / 750ml
The grapes come from vineyards in the Agrelo zone, 40km from the city of Mendoza and at an altitude of 950m above sea level.
These vineyards feature soils composed of silt, clay and sand with stones derived from erosion from the Andes Mountains.
The region’s climate is warmer than that of the Uco Valley and has excellent diurnal range, which allows Kaiken to obtain grapes with expressive fruit aromas and flavours.
The grapes were hand-harvested throughout February and manually sorted once in the winery.
Fermentation lasted for 20 days at 15°C in concrete tanks with selected yeasts.
The wine matured in bottle for a month prior to release.