Mendoza

2021 Terrazas Reserva Chardonnay

6 x 750ml
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Tasting Notes

Our wine is the story of our bond with the land, and the orchestration of extreme forces of nature to create a unique harmony. Surrounded by the high peaks of the Andes, Terrazas vineyards are located in the heart of Mendoza's Luj ¡n de Cuyo and Uco Valley. The high-altitude climate, with its low rainfall, rocky soil, and lack of organic elements in the ground, forces vines to work hard for hydration and nutrients. The 2022 vintage has been exceptional for the quality of the wines produced. It will go down as one of the best vintages of the decade since the favorable climatic conditions contributed to determine the precise moments for harvesting at the desired maturity stage. It is a faithful representation of high altitude terroirs. Of mineral character, it combines attractive citrus notes, white flowers and lime blossom with fruity expressions of white peach and pineapple. Subtle toasty notes and of almonds appear towards the end. Its delicate freshness and balanced acidity make an elegant, round and persistent Chardonnay.

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Winemakers Note

Despite a year full of unexpected twists and turns in the vineyard, the resulting harvest of 100% chardonnay grapes was high quality, with an ideal balance of sugar and acidity. At the start of January, a heatwave accelerated the ripening so the vineyards responded with carefully targeted irrigation. Frost in March forced an early harvest, but the team managed to avoid over-ripeness and preserve the grapes' fruity and mineral aromas as well as natural acidity. After pressing and fermentation, the wine was aged for eight months in oak barrels before being stabilised and bottled.

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