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Luca Chardonnay G Lot 2013 750ml
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Luca G Lot Chardonnay 2013

Tupungato - Mendoza - Cuyo - Argentina

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Rated 93 by Robert Parker
The 2013 G Lot Chardonnay is a barrel-fermented Chardonnay from juice obtained pressing whole clusters and matured in barrique (20% new) for one year. It feels quite exotic, with notes of tangerine, peach and a touch of honey. In Gualtallary from mid-February on there is a morning mist that might develop botrytis in the grapes to provide that character. The palate is sharp, focused and has nicely defined flavors, good length and a chalky minerality. 30,000 bottles produced.
Rated 90 by Decanter
Sexy aromas of pear and baking spices. Supple, creamy, broad and sweet, with layered flavors of peach and lees given grip by a mineral element. Plenty of spicy oak here, but has the concentration of fruit to wear it gracefully. This rich Chardonnay conveys good energy but also has the early accessibility to give immediate pleasure. (Galloni)

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Varietal: Chardonnay

There are few white wine grape varietals as famous or widely appreciated as the Chardonnay, and with good reason. This highly flexible and adaptable grape quickly became a favorite of wineries due to its fairly neutral character. This neutrality allows the wineries to really show off what they are capable of doing, by allowing features of their terroir or aging process to come forward in the bottle. As well as this, most high quality wineries which produce Chardonnay wines take great efforts to induce what is known as malolactic fermentation, which is the conversion of tart malic acids in the grapes to creamy, buttery lactic acids associated with fine Chardonnay. Whilst the popularity of Chardonnay wines has fluctuated quite a considerable amount over the past few decades, it seems the grape varietal allows enough experimentation and versatility for it always to make a successful comeback.

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.

Country: Argentina

It is said that the first Argentinian vines were planted in the Mendoza more than four hundred years ago by European settlers, and despite these early wines being used primarily for religious purposes, the fervor for wine making never left the area. Today, Argentina is keen to demonstrate its technological prowess when it comes to vineyard cultivation, by combining traditional methods of irrigation left over from the Huarpes Indians with modern techniques in order to make the dry, arid desert an ideal environment for growing grapes. Indeed, these ancient irrigation channels, dug hundreds of years ago and still in use today, bring mineral-rich melt water from the Andes via the Mendoza river, something which gives the grapes grown in this region some of their character. The primary grape of this and other regions of Argentina is the Malbec, which is highly susceptible to rot in its native France, but which thrives in the dry and hot climate of South America, producing rich and plummy wines which are highly drinkable especially when young.