Diamandes Perlita Chardonnay
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In the very heart of Clos de los Siete (Uco Valley, Mendoza), Bodega DiamAndes produces intense,
complex, elegant wines for enjoying now or for laying down. In this unique terroir - a single block
of 130 hectares at 1,000 metres above sea level in the Andes foothills - our proud Bordeaux
heritage converges with the very best of Argentinean expertise.
Surface : 130 hectares
Terroir : Clay and sand with a a large quantity of pebbles. In the Uco Valley, in the foothills of
the Andes Mountains, at an altitude of 1100 m.
Planting density : 5 500 plants per ha
Vine care : Vertical trellising, green harvest, handed leaf thinning
Harvest : Handed picking with small crates, cooling in cold room, handed double sorting. No
Vinification : Entirely gravity-operated process. Gentle extractions with fractional pumping over;
slow, fermentation kinetics at low temperatures.
64 small temperature-controlled stainless steel vats (isolated with a double jacket). Unique in
South America !
Vinification white : Slow and inerted pressing. Barrel fermented.
Ageing in French oak barrels.
Consultant Oenologist: Michel Rolland
Perlita Chardonnay 2015
Valle de Uco - Mendoza - Argentina
Technical Sheet Perlita Chardonnay 2015
Blend 100% Chardonnay
Harvest March, 5th of 2015
Ageing Stainless steel vats, 8 months
% Alc. 14,5
(shar dohn nay)—This noble grape’s reputation was established in France, particularly in the Burgundy region, and the highly prized Chardonnay wines from Chablis, Mâcon, Mersault, and Pouilly-Fuissé are imitated by winemakers around the world. Generally an oaked wine (whether from expensive oak barrels or a quick soak in oak chips), its fruity aromas and flavors range from apple in the cooler regions to tropical fruits such a pineapple in the warmer regions. It can also display subtle earthy aromas, such as mushroom or minerals. It has a medium to high acidity and is generally full-bodied. Classical Chardonnay wines are dry. Chardonnay is also an important grape in the Champagne district where it's picked before fully ripe and while it still has high acid and understated fruit flavors—the perfect combination for champagne. California has adopted this grape with a fervor and there are some 200 wineries producing Chardonnay wines in other parts of the United States. Chardonnay has also seen a tremendous planting surge in Australia, and new vineyards are being planted in Italy, Lebanon, New Zealand, Spain, and South Africa.