Rutini Colección Chardonnay
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Varietal: 100% Chardonnay.
Vineyard: Tupungato, Mendoza.
Malolactic Fermentation: 50 %.
Oak Regimen: 100% new French oak barrels for 9 months.
Winemaker: Mariano Di Paola.
Winemaker Notes: This Rutini Chardonnay is rich, with tropical fruit aromas in perfect balance with crisp acidity. Well-structured and complex, with concentrated tropical fruit flavors, notes of vanilla and honey, a hint of minerals and a prolonged, elegant finish.
Awards: Harvest 2017 was awarded with 93 points by Tim Atkins. Harvest 2016 was pointed with 91 by James Suckling.
Vivino: Over 5110 reviews.
Vivino's users review:"Excellent find, really nice surprise. Very nicely balanced and smooth. Perfect for summer time."
Chardonnay is the third most widely planted grape in the world, and its cultivation is viewed as being the “rite of passage” for any emerging wine growing region. Argentinian Chardonnay tends to be planted in cooler regions of the Andes, resulting in a more mineral-heavy, vegetative style of wine. Chardonnay has its home in Burgundy, specifically in and around the town of Chablis, where it is almost exclusively planted. Despite its popularity in the region it is still muscled out by Pinot Noir. Argentina is very fond of Chardonnay because it has adapted extremely well to the climate. After America's exhausted love affair with butter-on-toast Chardonnay, Argentina has come to provide a very different style of the wine. Argentinian Chardonnay should be considered closer to Burgundy than California when it comes to food pairing. Think lobster, salmon and scallops all the way.