Altar Uco Blanco Edad Media 2019 750ml

size
750ml
country
Argentina
region
Cuyo
appellation
Mendoza
subappellation
Uco Valley
JS
94
WA
93
VM
93
Additional vintages
2019 2018
JS
94
Rated 94 by James Suckling
A straw-colored white with aromas of dried citrus, toasted almond, pineapple, dried apricot and herbs. It’s medium-to full-bodied with bright acidity. Fantastic texture and concentration here, with a waxy, saline and pithy finish. Peaches at the end. Wild blend. 70% chardonnay, 20% chenin blanc and 10% sauvignon blanc. Drink now. ... More details
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Altar Uco Blanco Edad Media 2019 750ml

SKU 847496
$18.94
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Professional Ratings
JS
94
WA
93
VM
93
JS
94
Rated 94 by James Suckling
A straw-colored white with aromas of dried citrus, toasted almond, pineapple, dried apricot and herbs. It’s medium-to full-bodied with bright acidity. Fantastic texture and concentration here, with a waxy, saline and pithy finish. Peaches at the end. Wild blend. 70% chardonnay, 20% chenin blanc and 10% sauvignon blanc. Drink now.
WA
93
Rated 93 by Wine Advocate
The complex white 2019 Edad Media Blanco was produced with a blend of 90% Chardonnay and 10% Sauvignon Blanc, while the previous vintage had less Chardonnay and some 30% Chenin Blanc. It fermented in bin and concrete egg, and the wine matured in barrel and developed some flor because the barrels were never topped up. So, it combines some oxidative and spicy notes, a little biological, and it has a sharp palate, dry and almost salty, not about the varieties at all. Impressive. 5,500 bottles were filled in August 2020.
VM
93
Rated 93 by Vinous Media
The 2019 Blanco Edad Media is a blend of 85% Chardonnay and 25% Sauvignon Blanc from Gualtallary, Uco Valley, aged for 12 months. Yellow with a golden sheen. The nose is woody with notes of hazelnut, vanilla, white fruit, caramel, linden blossom and creamed corn. Light but tacky in the mouth with a watery flow and good malic freshness that keeps things compact. Saline and long-lasting, this is a modern wine, classically aged.
Product Details
size
750ml
country
Argentina
region
Cuyo
appellation
Mendoza
subappellation
Uco Valley
Additional vintages
2019 2018
Overview
Rated 94 - A straw-colored white with aromas of dried citrus, toasted almond, pineapple, dried apricot and herbs. It’s medium-to full-bodied with bright acidity. Fantastic texture and concentration here, with a waxy, saline and pithy finish. Peaches at the end. Wild blend. 70% chardonnay, 20% chenin blanc and 10% sauvignon blanc. Drink now.
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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

Anyone who has been the Mendoza area of Argentina may be surprised to find that this is one of the primary wine regions of the country, now comfortably sitting as the fifth largest producer of wine in the world. The Mendoza is an incredibly dry and arid desert, which receives as little as two hundred millimeters of rainfall per year, and supports very little life at all. We can thank the ancient technologies of the Huarpes Indians for Argentina's current booming wine trade, as they managed to irrigate the region by digging channels from the Mendoza river, thus creating an area which had enough access to water with which to grow vines. Not only this, but the grape which Argentina primarily uses for their wines – Malbec – actually flourishes in such conditions, as it is less likely to suffer from the rot it so often finds in the considerably damper regions of Europe it has its origins in. Such expertise and foresight has resulted in Argentina being able to produce high quality wines of both red and white types, with Malbec, Bonarda and Cabernet Sauvignon dominating the vineyards for red wines, and Torrontés, Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc making up for most of the white wine produced there.
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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

Anyone who has been the Mendoza area of Argentina may be surprised to find that this is one of the primary wine regions of the country, now comfortably sitting as the fifth largest producer of wine in the world. The Mendoza is an incredibly dry and arid desert, which receives as little as two hundred millimeters of rainfall per year, and supports very little life at all. We can thank the ancient technologies of the Huarpes Indians for Argentina's current booming wine trade, as they managed to irrigate the region by digging channels from the Mendoza river, thus creating an area which had enough access to water with which to grow vines. Not only this, but the grape which Argentina primarily uses for their wines – Malbec – actually flourishes in such conditions, as it is less likely to suffer from the rot it so often finds in the considerably damper regions of Europe it has its origins in. Such expertise and foresight has resulted in Argentina being able to produce high quality wines of both red and white types, with Malbec, Bonarda and Cabernet Sauvignon dominating the vineyards for red wines, and Torrontés, Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc making up for most of the white wine produced there.