Origin: Bodegas Callia - San Juan Province, Argentina
Taste guide: Dry, tropical fruit flavours, hints of citrus, fresh and crisp, unoaked
75cl - 13% - screwcap
Bodegas Callia is situated in the Tulum Valley in Argentina’s province of San Juan. It is nestled between the Pie de Palo hills to the north and the Cerro Chico Del Zonsa to the south. Two finca estates encompass 700 acres of land: Finca Pie de Palo and Finca 9 De Julio. At 630 meters above sea level, the area is blessed by temperate climate, low rainfall and rich sandy alluvial and clay loam soil; the result is intense and fruity wines that reflect the rich terroir of this region.
Select grapes were harvested at night to preserve freshness, destemmed, gently pressed, and given a cool fermentation in stainless steel for 14 days. The entire operation was overseen by head winemaker José Morales. The final wine was then settled in stainless steel vats prior to bottling.
The resultant wine is bright yellow in colour with a green hue. Great fruit aromas, with notes of banana, peach, honey and a hint of almond. The palate is balanced and fresh with a slight sweet entry, followed by rafts of delicious tropical fruit with outstanding notes of pineapple, pear and white peach. with surprisingly fresh tones on the finish.
This is a classy unoaked Chardonnay of great quality.
Sells for over £8 on other internet sites - Binendwines' price was £6.25 - now just £5.50 to clear the last few cases.