Paula Sauvignon Blanc, 2020
A fresh Sauvignon Blanc with intense aromas of grapefruit, lime and passion fruit that are well integrated with notes of white peach. Beautifully balanced on the palate, great freshness and a long finish.
Meet the maker: Doña Paula
Region: Uco Valley, Mendoza – Argentina
Grape(s): Sauvignon Blanc (100%)
12% ABV / 750ml / Vegetarian / Vegan
The grapes come from Doña Paula’s Los Cerezos Vineyard, which is located in the Cordón del Plata Mountains, in the Tupungato area of the Uco Valley. Situated at 1,000 meters above sea level, the climate presents warm days and cool nights.
The region experiences an average temperature variation of 14°C and an average annual rainfall of 280mm. These diurnal temperature differences produce berries with concentrated flavours and balancing natural acidity.
The loam soil sits on top of a calcium carbonate layer at approximately one metre below the surface. The vines are trained on espalier systems, using drip irrigation.
At Doña Paula, the vineyards have always been managed using sustainable agricultural practices.
The grapes were hand-picked early in the morning to avoid oxidation, during the third week of February. They were cooled and gently pressed to maintain the vibrant flavours and aromas.
Maceration took place until the desired level of varietal characteristics had been transferred from the skin to the must.
Alcoholic fermentation was carried out in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks to preserve the primary aromas and retain the fresh style.