Altar Uco Blanco Edad Media 2018 750ml

size
750ml
country
Argentina
region
Cuyo
appellation
Mendoza
subappellation
Uco Valley
DC
94
WA
93
VM
93
Additional vintages
2019 2018
DC
94
Rated 94 by Decanter
Interesting flinty nose, engaging aromas of honey, hay and lemon wax. Wild in the palate with mouthwatering acidity and long finish. (Silver) - 2020 World Wine Awards ... More details
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Altar Uco Blanco Edad Media 2018 750ml

SKU 830226
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Professional Ratings
DC
94
WA
93
VM
93
DC
94
Rated 94 by Decanter
Interesting flinty nose, engaging aromas of honey, hay and lemon wax. Wild in the palate with mouthwatering acidity and long finish. (Silver) - 2020 World Wine Awards
WA
93
Rated 93 by Wine Advocate
The expressive and aromatic 2018 Blanco Edad Media is a blend of 60% Chardonnay, 30% Chenin Blanc and 10% Sauvignon Blanc that had a flinty and faintly reductive nose that I loved. The wine developed a thin layer of yeasts, and the effect is very subtle but it lifts the wine up and does not take over its character. The palate was austere and mineral, with some chalky tannins and a supple, tasty finish. 5,500 bottles were filled in February 2019.
VM
93
Rated 93 by Vinous Media
Bright medium yellow. Bracing aromas of lime and lemon zest, spices and cotton candy. Then surprisingly supple and mouthfilling but vibrant too, with its combination of acidity and salinity contributing to an overall impression of weightlessness. This utterly refined blend finishes subtle and very long, with superb lift and grip. Michelini suggests pairing this wine with sweetbreads in a lemon sauce or with oysters. Incidentally, the first vintage of this wine, the 2015, was 90% Sauvignon Blanc and the 2017 was 90% Chardonnay. Michelini told me that this vintage's brisk acidity (the finished pH is 3.2) was provided by its Chenin Blanc component. This utterly unique wine should age in an interesting way. (fermented in concrete eggs, then aged in 500-liter oak barrels, 50% new and 50% two and three years old, with some stirring of the lees; 50% of the wine went through malolactic fermentation and a high percentage of the barrels developed a thin layer of flor)
Product Details
size
750ml
country
Argentina
region
Cuyo
appellation
Mendoza
subappellation
Uco Valley
Additional vintages
2019 2018
Overview
Rated 94 - Interesting flinty nose, engaging aromas of honey, hay and lemon wax. Wild in the palate with mouthwatering acidity and long finish. (Silver) - 2020 World Wine Awards
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Region: Cuyo

The historic mountainous region of Cuyo in central-west Argentina, remains the nation's key wine producing area to this day, producing over eighty percent of the country's wines. Argentinian wines have gone from strength to strength over the past few decades, and it is undoubtedly the region of Cuyo which produces Argentina's most characterful and representative wines. Cuyo's dry and arid soil, rich in iron and other minerals has proven to be an ideal environment for the cultivation of Malbec grapes, alongside several other varietals which thrive in the hot climate and reach full ripeness each autumn, expressing their fruit-forward character. The vineyards of Cuyo are fed by the great Desaguadero River and its tributaries, helped by the extensive irrigation projects which have been undertaken over the past century.
fields

Country: Argentina

In the dry, arid deserts of Argentina, wineries and winemakers are focusing their efforts on producing high quality wines for the world market. By experimenting with both traditional and modern methods and technologies, they have found great success with a wide variety of grapes well suited to the conditions of the country, particularly Malbec, Bonarda and Cabernet Sauvignon. Over the past decade, Argentinian wineries have continued to aim high, and this has led to a range of new wines using grape varietals not typically associated with the country. The cooler regions of Argentina are seeing more vineyards being planted with Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir varietals, something that is beginning to produce fantastic results, which are at once representative of the country's wines - with all their fruity and bold character - but are also pushing the boundaries of what we expect from a New World country.
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Region: Cuyo

The historic mountainous region of Cuyo in central-west Argentina, remains the nation's key wine producing area to this day, producing over eighty percent of the country's wines. Argentinian wines have gone from strength to strength over the past few decades, and it is undoubtedly the region of Cuyo which produces Argentina's most characterful and representative wines. Cuyo's dry and arid soil, rich in iron and other minerals has proven to be an ideal environment for the cultivation of Malbec grapes, alongside several other varietals which thrive in the hot climate and reach full ripeness each autumn, expressing their fruit-forward character. The vineyards of Cuyo are fed by the great Desaguadero River and its tributaries, helped by the extensive irrigation projects which have been undertaken over the past century.
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Country: Argentina

In the dry, arid deserts of Argentina, wineries and winemakers are focusing their efforts on producing high quality wines for the world market. By experimenting with both traditional and modern methods and technologies, they have found great success with a wide variety of grapes well suited to the conditions of the country, particularly Malbec, Bonarda and Cabernet Sauvignon. Over the past decade, Argentinian wineries have continued to aim high, and this has led to a range of new wines using grape varietals not typically associated with the country. The cooler regions of Argentina are seeing more vineyards being planted with Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir varietals, something that is beginning to produce fantastic results, which are at once representative of the country's wines - with all their fruity and bold character - but are also pushing the boundaries of what we expect from a New World country.