Matias Riccitelli Old Vines From Patagonia Rio Negro Torrontes 2019

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Matias Riccitelli Old Vines From Patagonia Rio Negro Torrontes 2019

Country - Argentina

Region - Patagonia

Grape Varieties - Torrontés 100%

Alcohol by volume - 12%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Matias Riccitelli

Tasting notes - A golden toned wine with complex and fine aromas of citrus fruit, white floral notes and subtle vanilla highlights. Perfectly balanced on the palate, with lovely volume and an elegant finish.

Awards
92 pts, Robert Parker, 2021

Matias Riccitelli Old Vines From Patagonia Rio Negro Torrontes 2019

Aromas of citrus fruit, white flowers and subtle vanilla
highlights lead to a vibrantly aromatic flavour with a lovely
combination of roses, peaches and mandarins.
ProducerNote
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.
Vintage
2019 offered excellent climatic conditions; there were no incidences of frost or hail, so
the vines followed their natural growth progression. The warm, dry weather throughout
the growing period resulted in healthy, vibrant fruit full of varietal characteristics.
Vineyard
The Torrontés grapes come from the traditional vine growing site of Allen in the Alto
Valley in the province of Rio Negro, Patagonia, approximately half way between the
Andes Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. Situated on the 39° latitude south, the
sunlight exposure is more intense than 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. The lowyielding vines were planted at the end of the 1960s and they are ungrafted allowing for
complete interaction between the loamy soils and the vine. The vines are cultivated
naturally following organic principles resulting in wines that are expressive of the terroir
and their varietal characteristics. The grapes are hand-harvested once they have
reached optimal maturity.
Winemaking
The grapes were carefully selected prior to vinification. 50% of the grapes were gently
pressed prior to fermentation, while the remaining 50% were fermented on the skins,
resulting in complex flavour development. Fermentation took place with wild yeasts in
clay amphora at temperatures of between 16 and 18°C which lasted for several weeks.
The wine continued to age for eight months, before being bottled without fining or
filtration.
TastingNote
A golden toned wine with complex and fine aromas of citrus fruit, white floral notes and
subtle vanilla highlights. Perfectly balanced on the palate, with lovely volume and an
elegant finish.
Grape
Torrontés 100%

Awards
92 pts, Robert Parker, 2021

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