Catalpa chardonnay 2010

Technical data

Winery: Atamisque
Wine type:
White

Grape variety:
Vintage: 2010
Winemaker:
- Caraguel, Philippe

Tasting notes

Sight: Yellow gold color with green shades

Nose: Delicate but intense notes of banana, pineapple, citrus and honey

Mouth: Elegant wine with great volume, pleasant acidity and long finish


Vineyard

Name: Tupungato - Mendoza
Region: Mendoza (Uco Valley)
Altitude: 1250 meters asl
Soil: A rock foundation and top layers of sand-textured
Age: 25 years
Vintage: Hand-harvested
Yield: 3.44 tons/acre

Winemaking

Vat: New French oak casks
Alcoholic fermentation: 30 days at 59ºF
Malolactic fermentation: Natural and complete
Maceration: 5 days
Winery aging: 12 months
Oak aging: 10 months
Bottle aging: 2 months

Analysis

Alcohol: 14%
Total acidity: 7 g/l
Volatile acidity: 0.35 g/l
Reducing sugar: 2.5 g/l
Extract: 23.5 g/l
Free sulfur dioxide: 30 mg/l
Total sulfur dioxide: 90 mg/l


Serving suggestions

Service temperature: 45°F
Home aging: 7 years

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Caraguel, Philippe

About the winemaker

Personal information

Name: Caraguel, Philippe
Age: 49

Wine story

CATALPA: This tree coming from North America acclimatized very well in Mendoza and can be found in Finca Atamisque. It is 10 to 12 meters high and it has beautiful and perfumed white flowers and fruits in the shape of pods up to 50 cms long. This tree is highly valued by landscape architects for its shape and refreshing shade.
In Catalpa wines line, the idea was to give a characteristic color to each tree in relation to each wine; for example Catalpa Malbec is violet, reminding the main color and aroma of this wine.

Export destinations

  • Brazil Brazil
  • United States United States
  • Peru Peru
  • Mexico Mexico

Calification

Argentina Wine Awards (2010) Bronze