Matias Riccitelli Old Vines From Patagonia Rio Negro Semillon 2021

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Matias Riccitelli Old Vines From Patagonia Rio Negro Semillon 2021

Country - Argentina

Region - Patagonia

Grape Varieties - Semillon 100%

Alcohol by volume - 12.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Matias Riccitelli

Tasting notes - This wine has all the seriousness, subtleness, elegance, and nuances that old Semillon is capable of. Complex and elegant aromas of citrus, white flowers, and vanilla lead to a perfectly balanced palate, with an elegant finish.

Matias Riccitelli Old Vines From Patagonia Rio Negro Semillon 2021

Complex and intense, this Semillon has funky notes of
pineapple and orange blossom over a waxy, rich and
the nutty flavor which goes on forever.
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
This Semillon was sourced from forgotten vines that are over 50 years old. These old
vineyards are located in Río Negro in Patagonia, at an altitude of 400 meters above
sea level on the 39° latitude south. Sunlight exposure is more intense than in northern
areas, but at this latitude, the nights are much colder. This daily diurnal temperature
range is excellent for the production of quality grapes; the nightly cooling-off extends
the ripening period, allowing the grapes to develop rich varietal characteristics while
retaining balancing acidity.
Winemaking
The grapes were harvested at perfect maturity levels into small cases of 20kg in order to
maintain the integrity of each cluster. A meticulous selection by hand was performed
prior to a skin maceration of 48 hours at 10°C. 60% of the must be fermented in used
French oak barrels and 40% were fermented in concrete eggs, at low temperatures
between 14° and 16°C. Maturation lasted for six months with 60% aged in French oak
barrels and 40% in concrete eggs.
Tasting Note
This wine has all the seriousness, subtleness, elegance, and nuances that old Semillon is
capable of. Complex and elegant aromas of citrus, white flowers, and vanilla lead to a
perfectly balanced palate, with an elegant finish.
Grape
Semillon 100%

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