2018 Ocaso Chardonnay Mendoza

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    • Native Grown Chardonnay Clone
    • Fresh Crisp Style
    • High Altitude Intensity
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    About the Wine

    Located at the foot of the Andes Mountains in the Valle Escondido subzone of Mendoza, the winery is named for the mythological protector of the fruit. The wines are unique as a result of growing grapes that drink pristine snowmelt and sunbathe under the blue sky at high altitudes. Ocaso has done an incredible job making this Chardonnay, one taste and you will be transported to this magical place.

    Valle Escondido's higher altitude at the foot of the Andes Mountains combines with a dramatic diurnal shift that allows the grapes to retain balanced sugars and acidity while achieving phenolic ripeness. The dry continental climate brings little rain. Soils in the Uco Valley are alluvial and fairly uniform: clay and rock base with a stony, sandy surface. These free-draining soils are excellent for quality viticulture as they stress the vines, leading to decreased vigor and lower yields, and consequently wines with a higher concentration of flavor.

    Tasting Notes: White Wine. 100% Chardonnay. Bright white flower aromas sitting on top of fresh orchard fruit. This is medium-bodied, with just a touch of oak influence. The palate is refreshing with more of those apple and pear flavors that show on the nose.

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