Matias Riccitelli Vineyard Selection Chardonnay 2015


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Country - Argentina

Region - Mendoza

Grape Varieties - Chardonnay 100%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Matias Riccitelli

Tasting notes - A weighty, elegant and full flavoured Chardonnay, with a delicate bouquet of flowers, pears, citrus and tropical fruit, enhanced by a touch of spice and lovely balanced oak.

Awards
93Pts, James Suckling, 2017

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A weighty, elegant and opulent Chardonnay showing
tropical fruit with spice and lovely balanced oak.
Producer Note
Matias Riccitelli is the son of renowned winemaker Jorge Riccitelli. Having worked at
some of the most prestigious wineries in Argentina and several vintages around the
world, Matias used his experience, knowledge and passion and set up his own
winery in 2009. His vineyards cover 50 hectares located in three selected sites within
the premium growing region of Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza. This is a young and
dynamic project in which Matias is seeking to express the full potential of Argentine
terroir.
Vineyard
The grapes come from two vineyards: Gualtallary, Valle de Uco where the vines are
eight years old and La Consulta, also in the Valle de Uco, where the vines are 25
years old. These small vineyards are situated in the foothills of the Andes mountains
at 1600 metres above sea level. The sunlight exposure at this altitude is more intense
than in lower-lying areas, but the nights are colder, cooled by westerly winds from
the Andes. This diurnal temperature difference is excellent for the production of
quality grapes; the cooler nights extend the ripening period, allowing the grapes to
develop rich varietal characters, while retaining acidity. The stony, free-draining
alluvial soils found in the region are excellent for viticulture, as the lack of water in the
soils reduces the vine's vigour and yields and encourages them to produce small,
concentrated berries.
Winemaking
The grapes were macerated on their skins for a period of eight hours at 10°C.
Fermentation took place at controlled temperatures of 14°C, with four pump overs
per day and a long maceration period of 30 days. The wine was aged for 12 months
in French oak barrels, with the final clarification by egg white.
Tasting Note
A weighty, elegant and full flavoured Chardonnay, with a delicate bouquet of
flowers, pears, citrus and tropical fruit, enhanced by a touch of spice and lovely
balanced oak.
Serving Suggestion
Delicious served with fish, seafood or Roquefort cheese.
Grape
Chardonnay 100%

Awards
93Pts, James Suckling, 2017

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Data sheet

Vintage
2015
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Size
6 Bottles

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Matias Riccitelli Vineyard Selection Chardonnay 2015

Country - Argentina

Region - Mendoza

Grape Varieties - Chardonnay 100%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Matias Riccitelli

Tasting notes - A weighty, elegant and full flavoured Chardonnay, with a delicate bouquet of flowers, pears, citrus and tropical fruit, enhanced by a touch of spice and lovely balanced oak.

Awards
93Pts, James Suckling, 2017

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