AROMATIC. MINERAL. BALANCED.
Grown at 5,000ft in the Andes, this pioneering Chardonnay elevates all palates.
94pts - James Suckling
92pts - The Wine Advocate
The perfect balance between a Burgundian and California-style Chardonnay from the high altitude “G Lot” in Gualtallary at 4,900 feet above sea level.
Beautiful pale-gold color with enticing aromas of lemon crème, baking spices and some notes of dulce de leche. The aromas carry through to the palate, and are joined by hints of tropical fruit, spiced baked pear, and a stony/mineral flavor that creates a stylish wine that seems part New and part Old World.
Most fish lobster, crab, added bonus if you pair with a sauteed mushroom or butter sauce.
The G-Lot vineyard is located in Gualtallary, in Tupungato in the Uco Valley. The wine is 80% barrel-fermented and 20% tank fermented at very low temperatures with 60% malolactic fermentation. It is aged 12 months in 20% new and 80% 1-year French barrels, aged sur lies.
Where: Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
Grape: 100% Chardonnay
Elevation: 5000 feet
Age of Vines: 24 years
More about Luca
Luca was born out of Laura Catena’s vision of creating a new breed of Argentine wines: small quantities, artisan quality, and true to their individual terroirs. She is a pioneer in Mendoza for working closely with small growers to grow very high-quality grapes from some of Argentina’s best old-vine, low-yield, high elevation vineyards. Luca is named after Laura Catena’s first son and it symbolizes her love for her family. The family crest that appears on the label belongs to her husband Dan McDermott’s family.
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