Tilia Chardonnay

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Wine Description

The Tilia wines are made at Bodegas Esmeralda in the Eastern region of Mendoza. They are made by Alejandro Viggiani, a winemaker and viticulturist in charge of all Catena family vineyards in Eastern Mendoza. The grapes for this Chardonnay were sourced from vineyards sites in both the Eastern and Southern regions with elevations ranging from 1,968 to 3,937 feet above sea level.

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Winemaker Gonzalo Llensa
Sustainability Specialist Guillermina Van Houten
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Luján de Cuyo mountain & vine
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Wild Pollinator owned by Catena Zapata
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Aromas of pear, apple, and a hint of tropical fruits lead to a slightly off-dry wine. Pleasant and easygoing, it is meant for drinking over the next 1-2 years.
— Wine Advocate, Dec 2011
Opens with oily aromas of peanut brittle and resin. After it airs out, it’s lively in the mouth and grabby, with resiny, bitter notes mixing with core citrus flavors. Zesty but pithy on the finish.
— Wine Enthusiast, Nov 2011
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Vineyard & Production Info
Vineyard name
Eastern and Southern Mendoza
Vineyard size
10-150 acres
Soil composition
Sand and loam
Training method
Pergola in East, VSP in South
1800-3600 feet
4.4 tons tons
Year vineyard planted:
Harvest time:
February - March 2010
First vintage of this wine:
Bottles produced of this wine:
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Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
100% Chardonnay
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
12 days
Fermentation temperature:
78.8 - 82.7 °F
Malolactic fermentation:
Type of aging container:
Stainless Steel Tanks & Barriques
Type of oak:
French Oak
Length of aging before bottling:
5 months
Age of Aging Container:
10% New
Length of bottle aging:
6 months
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Analytical Data
pH level:
6 g/L
13 %