Winery Website: www.andeluna.com
Argentina continues to make waves in the wine world by releasing kick-ass Malbec wines that marry price and quality – the likes of which has some wineries struggling to keep up with.
You may be surprised to find out, however, that its white wine production is serious business as well and if my take on this Chardonnay is a sign of things to come fromt that region, then I’m very excited.
Andeluna Cellars is located in the pristine grape-growing area of Mendoza and has been producing quality wines for quite awhile now. It has access to excellent fruit sources and – from my first-run experiences with it – seem to do a superb job of making wine.
- Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay
- Harvest Date: 3/18/06
- Alcohol: 13.8 %
- Residual Sugar: 3.20 g/l
- Total Acidity: 5.80 g/l
- PH: 3.55
- Cases Produced: 3,400
- Price $12
Nose: Nice straw hay component mingled with hints of pears, apples and some sandstone. Some nice floral action rounds things out.
Taste: Intense layers of lemonpeel, vanilla, straw and river-rock – even a strange layer of eucoliptus as well. Finishes very well – excellent acidity and fruit with a finish that lingers on and on. This is a Chardonnay that’s serious business and one I’d highly recommend the California butter-drinkers to get a hold of – a Chard like this could be your saving grace of helping you see the light.
W.E.P. Rating: 115%