"Mendoza clone Chardonnay from Block 2 was whole bunch pressed and flowed immediately (without settling) by gravity to barrel in the underground cellar. Fermentation with indigenous yeasts in French oak (only 11% new), was followed by a long and complete malolactic over the spring and summer, with periodic stirring of the lees. After 17 months in barrel the wine was racked to tank for bottling in late August 2013. The wine was not fined or filtered.
Hints of white peach introduce the further complexing notes of almond blossom, flint and cut stone. The palate is less heavy and rich than usual for a Block 2 but this pleasantly provides greater finesse and precision. A very authentic expression that articulates the site with great clarity. Lingering, exacting and quite uplifting on the finish." - Producer Notes