White wine

Altaluvia, Chardonnay 2018

RRP n/a UK per bottle
90
Tasted on
05/03/2021
Tasted by
Adam Lechmere
Tasted in
London

Altaluvia is part of Santa Rita estates, which also owns Doña Paula, and Santa Rita in Chile. This Chardonnay comes from some of the highest vineyards in Mendoza: 1300m high in the foothills of the Andes is extreme viticulture, even by South American standards. The altitude, combined with rocky, sandy soil produces grapes of concentration and wonderful texture – texture which is enhanced by 7 months in oak and a further seven in concrete eggs. Lovely sharp sweet nose with sweet hints of stone fruit. Bracing acidity lifts you off your feet on the first sip, then a fine swirl of flavour – fresh stone fruit (not overripe) and grapefruit. It’s perfumed, slightly exotic, but with a seductive freshness and racy minerality that is utterly compelling. Burgundian heft and weight. Delicious

Drinking Window
2020 - 2025
Colour
white
Wine Style
Still
Alcohol
13%
Country
Argentina
Region
Mendoza
Sub-region
Uco Valley
Bottle size
75cl
Grape Varieties
Chardonnay