The nose is rich and full-flavored, with vibrant citrus fruit and attractive minerality.
On the palate, a smooth sweet entry leads to an unctuous, fresh wine, packed with ripe fruit and subtle vanilla. The finish is long and lingering, with crisp, well-balanced acidity.
Adrianna Vineyard, Gualtallary, Tupungato, Valle de Uco. Elevation (meters): 1450mts. Domingo Vineyard, Villa Bastías, Tupungato, Valle de Uco. Elevation (meters): 1120mts.
“El Año Mendocino,” the Mendoza Year we call it. After a small cool vintage 2017, which we call “El Año Bordelés” (the Bordeaux Year) and a small, very cool and rainy year in 2016 “El Año Bourguignon” (the Burgundian year), we finally got a vintage that is classically Mendozan: dry, cool, sunny and with moderate yields in every region from the lowest to the highest altitudes. The summer of 2017 started out warm but then cooled off during the 2018 harvest months of February, March and April. This, in addition to the lower rainfall, gave rise to optimal balance in the fruit, with beautiful natural acidity, regional aromatic expression and smooth tannins.
Maximum fermentation temperature 19°C. Length of maceration 24 hours.
Aged in French oak for 14 months.
Angélica Zapata Chardonnay Alta offers an intense golden colour with light shades of green.