Mendoza Province is Argentina’s most important winemaking region with approximately 167,704 hectares (414,405 acres) of vineyards, accounting for 70% of the country’s Wine production. Within the Mendoza appellation there are distinct sub-appellations, legally recognized as “Indicaciones Geográficas” (IGs). Through extraordinary diversity in soil quality, altitude, and climate, Mendoza’s sub-appellation/IGs are essential in defining the terroir of Argentine wine. Wines labeled from a particular appellation/IG must be sourced 100% from vineyards in the IG.
The 2018 Catena Chardonnay Appellation Tupungato has the unique expressions of cool and high altitude vineyard sites. Tupungato vineyards lends citrus notes with a crisp finish, and a rich, unctuous mouthfeel. Tupungato highest vineyards contributes with pear and citrus flavors and a strong minerality. The wine shows a delicated greenish color with light yellow notes. The aromas offer fresh white fruits like white peaches and pinapples, citrus and hints of white flowers flavors like Jasmine and Magnolia. The mouthfeel is intense, full yet clean, with fresh, crisp acidity.
Enjoy this rich and fragrant wine as an aperitif before dinner or paired with fish, fowl or pork. The richness of the wine pairs beautifully with almost any meal.