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2016 LUCA Chardonnay

LUCA Chardonnay 2016

38.05* CAD

$38.05* * Suggested retail price

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  • Portfolio
  • Portfolio
  • Trialto
  • Product code
  • Product code
  • 569277
  • Format
  • Format
  • 12x750ml
  • Listing type
  • Listing type
  • Speculative
  • Status
  • Status
  • Unavailable
  • Country
  • Country
  • Argentina
  • Regulated designation
  • Regulated designation
  • Geographical Indication (GI)
  • Region
  • Region
  • Mendoza
  • Subregion
  • Subregion
  • Valle de Uco
  • Varietal(s)
  • Varietal(s)
  • Chardonnay 100 %
  • Color
  • Color
  • White
  • Sugar
  • Sugar
  • Dry
  • About this winery

    Laura Catena, daughter of famous Argentine wine pioneer, Nicolas Catena, was born in Buenos Aires. At the age of 14, her family moved to Berkeley, California where her father had taken a teaching position in the Economics Department. Laura went on to attend Harvard University, where she graduated magna cum laude in biology, and then she returned to the west coast, to Stanford University, to pursue a medical degree graduating in 1992. Today, Laura Catena is a practicing emergency-room physician....

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  • Tasting notes

    Enticing aromas of lemon crème, baking spices and mineral long finished. The aromas carry through to the palate, and are joined by hints of white peach flavours and, spiced baked pear, andastony/mineral flavour that creates a stylish wine that seems part New and part Old World. Pairs well with most fish, crab, chicken, and even many pork preparations. Particularly recommended with dishes using sautéed wild mushrooms or butter sauces.

  • Viticultural notes

    The G LOT, planted in 1992, was the first extreme high altitude Chardonnay planted in Mendoza (5,000 feet elevation). Rocky soils with dense calcareous sediments. Mineral aromatics and optimal acidity.

  • Winemaking notes

    100% Chardonnay (80% barrel-fermented with indigenous yeast, 20% from tanks fermented at very low temperatures). 60% Malolactic Fermentation.

Press reviews

  • - 91 Points -

    June 2017

    A juicy and fruity white with dried apple and honey character as well as some flan. Full and flavorful.

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  • - 90 Points -

    February 2018

    At first, this high-altitude Chardonnay comes across as massively oaked, as if extracted from a wood pile. With time, it sheds its heavy oak blanket and shows secondary notes of spiced apple and melon. It's dominated by wood throughout, and if that's not your thing, this might not be for you. Full and generous, yet balanced...

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