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Matías Riccitelli Old Vines from Patagonia Sémillon 2017

Matías Riccitelli Old Vines from Patagonia Sémillon was sourced from forgotten vines that are over 50 years old. These old vineyards are located in Río Negro in Patagonia, at an altitude of 400 metres above sea level on the 39° latitude south. Sunlight exposure is more intense than northern areas, but at this latitude the nights are much colder. This daily diurnal temperature range is excellent for the production of quality grapes; the nightly cooling-off extends the ripening period, allowing the grapes to develop rich varietal characteristics while retaining balancing acidity.

The grapes were harvested at perfect maturity levels into small cases of 20kg in order to maintain the integrity of each cluster. A meticulous selection by hand was performed prior to a skin maceration. Sixty per cent of the must was fermented in used French oak barrels and 40% was fermented in concrete eggs. Maturation lasted for six months with 60% aged in French oak barrels and 40% in concrete eggs.

This wine has all the seriousness, subtleness, elegance and nuances that old Sémillon is capable of. A greenish yellow with golden tones. Complex and elegant aromas of citrus, white flowers and vanilla lead to a perfectly balanced palate, with an elegant finish.

 

Wine File
Producer:
Matias Riccitelli
Country:
Argentina
Region:
Patagonia
Sub Region:
Rio Negro
Style:
White Wine
Primary Grape(s):
Sémillon
Bottle Size:
75cl
Alcohol:
12.5%
Closure:
Natural Cork
Vegan:
Yes
Contains Sulphites:
Yes
Units Per Bottle:
9.38
£34.00
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