Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Alamos Chardonnay 2009, Mendoza, Argentina

Full bodied and generous in character wine coming from Mendoza, Argentina.

Technical Data: 100% Chardonnay. 5 months in 100% French Oak . The grapes for this wine, comes from three different vineyards which are all sub-region from Mendoza, 60% from Tupungato, 20% from Tunuyán and 20% from Agrelo.

Description: Pale and bright yellow in color with greenish hues. Quite a nose for this enticing wine, pear and honeysuckle aromas mingled together with a slight touch of oak from its light barrel ageing. The palate exudes rich flavors and is balanced thru and thru, showing off pear and citrus flavors, backed up by oak and light caramel flavors. Some nice texture to this full bodied wine with a good acidity.

Food Pairing & Service: A full bodied and charming wine which will pair well with a creamy/buttery cheese, try the one recommended to me by one of my friends from the "Cheese Fromagerie" Department from the store I was tasting in, the Cheese is from Burgundy in France and is called Délice de Bourgogne, you'll love that pairing! Of course, this wine can be sip by itself as well, or paired with creamy linguine and shrimp/shellfish or even salmon with herbs. Serve chilled.

Score: 7/10. Great find, stack it up.

Ageing Potential: Up to 3 years.

Price as seen on DC shelf: $13.39

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