Suelo Argentino Chenin Torrontés 2016, Mendoza

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Made by the Zuccardi family in the Maipu region of Mendoza, this is packed with exotic fruit aromas with just a hint of honeyed richness. Blending citrussy Chenin Blanc with grapey Torrontés makes for a spot-on white, with a soft, refreshing palate that's laced with notes of apricot and pear. Lovely on its own but a good match for aromatic, spiced Asian dishes.

Buy this if....you're looking for a floral, fruity style to match with Thai food.

Amazing icebreaker at a recent wine group meeting. Unusual combination produced surprisingly complex aroma and a soft fruity palate. Don
1 review(s)
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Percentage Alcohol

12.0

Region

Mendoza

Grape Variety

ArrayChenin Blanc, Torrontés

Country

Argentina

Style

ArrayFruity Dry White, Unoaked White

Vintage

2016

Food Match

ArrayChinese, Thai, White Fish

£8.99
  • Meet The Producer

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The Producer

Three generations of the Zuccardi family have presided over the company since it was founded by engineer Alberto Zuccardi in 1963. Planting vines in the Maipu province of Mendoza, Alberto was one of the first producers to experiment with irrigation systems. Fast forward fifty years and current owner Sebastian Zuccardi was awarded with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016 by the International Wine Challenge. Social and environmental responsibility is high on the agenda for this prominent company and initiatives include the protection of over 70 hectares of woodland and 1100 hectares where the native flora and fauna are protected.
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The Winemaker

Following a degree in oenology, Ruben Ruffo has worked more than 20 vintages in the winery and also manages to fit in numerous overseas trips to gain experience in wineries in France, Italy and all over Spain. His enthusiasm for his job is infectious and his precise, detailed approach is evident across the Zuccardi range and rewarded in multiple awards.

The Region

Mendoza is the country's largest wine province, producing over 80% of Argentina's total wine production and with more than 160,000 hectares of cultivated vineyards. The Suelo Argentino and St Veronica wines are produced in one of Mendoza's most historic vineyard areas in the east of the region, planted at altitudes of between 640 -750m above sea level. This area copes well with both white and red varietals, including Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin and Torrontes among the whites and Shiraz, Malbec, Bonarda and Tempranillo for the reds - with the St Veronica wines made specifically from grapes grown in the southern, higher altitude Uco Valley.
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Different but wonderfull

Amazing ice breaker at a recent wine group meeting. Unusual combination produced surprisingly complex aroma and a soft fruity palate. We felt it would pair with spicier Thai cuisine but we loved it on its own.

By Don on 07th January 2018

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