2021 Luca Chardonnay G-Lot

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Type of Wine Red
Country Argentina
Region Mendoza
Appellation Tupungato
Winery Luca
Vintage 2021
Grape Chardonnay
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (13.5%)
Drink window 2023 - 2028
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Luca is Laura Catena's private project. Laura has left her mark on the wine world and is often called 'the face of Argentine wine', because she has meant a lot to the country. She recently presented her 100-year plan: “I want every collector in the world to have Nicolás Catena Zapata in their basement – that is my dream”.

Another dream of Laura Catena was the creation of Luca, named after her eldest son. With Luca she wants to make quality wines, where the perfect terroir, low yields per hectare and state-of-the-art winemaking are the key words. Luca's vineyards are located at an altitude of 900 to 1500 meters and are among the highest in Mendoza. Here you will find old vines, which may no longer produce much, but keep the quality of the vineyard (and therefore the wines) high. She wants to show the best expression of each grape variety. Luca has planted six grape varieties in total: chardonnay, malbec, pinot noir, syrah, cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc.

The grapes for the Laura Catena Luca Chardonnay 'G-Lot' come from 'Gualtallary', a vineyard in Tupungato, Mendoza. This made Laura Catena the first to make a chardonnay from an extreme altitude, namely 1500 meters above sea level. The soil is rocky and calcareous, which provides a vibrant minerality to the taste. The fermentation takes place spontaneously, 80% in oak barrels, 20% in stainless steel tanks at very low temperatures. The wine then undergoes a malolactic conversion. This is done to soften the acids slightly and give the wine a rounder, creamier mouthfeel. The chardonnay then matures 'sur lie' for twelve months in oak barrels, 25% of which are new and the rest second-year oak. In the glass the wine has a lemon yellow color. In the nose aromas of lemon cream, white peach, baked pear, vanilla and minerality. In the taste, the wood maturation comes to the fore with notes of toast, vanilla and nutmeg, supplemented with tropical fruit (pineapple, melon and ripe apple). Delicious with dishes with fried mushrooms or butter sauce, for example pasta with mushroom cream sauce or soles fried in butter.

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Type of Wine Red
Country Argentina
Region Mendoza
Appellation Tupungato
Winery Luca
Grape Chardonnay
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Vintage 2021
Drinking as of 2023
Drinking till 2028
Alcohol % 13.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 93
James Suckling rating 93
Tasting Profiles Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Rich, Round, Full, White fruit
Drink moments Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard
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