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Arganat
Villard - Chile

Arganat 2019

95
Tim Atkin
RATED CHARDONNAY OF THE YEAR BY TIM ATKIN.
A special vintage of exceptional Chardonnay: the Arganat. While barrel tasting, Thierry, Charlie and Anamaria were so impressed by the quality of the wine, they decided to match the quality of the wine in the barrel by ageing it in the famed cooperage Nadalie's Quartz barrels. The wood is sourced from the Vosges forest, home to a particularly sought after tight-grained oak. The end product is a concentrated, laser-focused wine with lemon custard, peach, vanilla, toast and flint notes. Exceptionally long finish with layers of complexity. Only ~1,400 bottles produced. 
100% Chardonnay
Alcohol 13.5%
Regular price
$48.00
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Tasting Notes

Nectarine

Lemon

Flint

Vanilla

A full-bodied wine with concentrated notes of lemon custard, nectarine, flint, vanilla and toast. Laser-focused acidity with a full-round mouth feel from time spent on the lees. Little maloactic (10%). Long finish that lingers for some time.   

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Tech Details

Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay

Pruning: Double Guyot

Irrigation: Drip

Soil Type: Sandy and granitic in different stages of decomposition


Harvest Method: Hand

Crushed: Whole bunch

Fermentation: barrel fermented  

Ageing: 100% new French oak  Quartz barrels (12 months)

Region

Casablanca Valley

Internationally recognized as one of the world’s premier cool climate growing regions, the Casablanca Valley is know for complex wines showcasing bright acidity and fresh fruit” for the Casablanca Valley and “One of Chile’s oldest and most southern wine regions, the Bio Bio Valley is being reintroduced to the world on the back of its signature Pais varietal and international mainstays like Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc.