Not Your Typical Argentinian Chardonnay: 2018 Lagarde 'Guarda' Chardonnay Gualtallary Argentina
Truth be told, even when we think we have already tasted too many wines, we will never reach the point where it stops surprising us. There will always be a new wine that comes along our way and shakes our world; that happened to me with today’s offer: 2018 Lagarde 'Guarda' Chardonnay Gualtallary Argentina.
To be honest, I have a deep love for Argentine wines, it’s my go-to country when I’m looking for a fun, adventurous, and exciting wine. Today, I’m not bringing “your typical Argentine wine”, today we truly outdid ourselves with this offer from one of the most coveted wine regions in the entire world. The place that James Suckling refers to as “Mendoza’s Montrachet”, the amazing Gualtallary!
Lagarde’s winery and estate are run by third-generation Pescarmonas, sisters Sofia and Lucila. Under their direction, Lagarde creates exceptional terroir-focused wines that reflect a strong sustainable commitment to the land and its people. The vineyard is next to one of Argentina's finest Grand Cru vineyards, the Adrianna Vineyard which consistently produces 100 point wines that cost over $100 a bottle.
This attractive Chardonnay is aged for 6 months in new French oak barrels. The result is a harmonious, elegant, refreshing white wine, perfect to pair with pasta, seafood, and entrées, but frankly, I just drink it by itself, and it is GLORIOUS! The best part? It has a price that is “almost too good to be true” (just like Robert Parker said).
"It was produced with fruit from their vineyard in Gualtallary in the Valle de Uco at 1,350 meters in altitude, which delivered a delicious white at 13.4% alcohol and very good acidity for what must have been one of the finest vintages in recent times. Really impressive! And the price is almost too good to be true." ~94 Robert Parker