It is cold outside, but we take advantage of the climate to set the ideal temperature of our wine La Mascota Chardonnay 2017.
The vineyards lie at the foot of the Andes Mountains barely a thousand meters away from the Mendoza River. The vines receive fresh breezes descending from the mountains and blowing along the river, all of which contributes to the generation of wide temperature ranges.
The soil is predominantly alluvial, with a clay-loam surface, and rock is found at a depth of 60 cm (23.4 in). And so it is that Finca La Mascota finds itself set in perfect surroundings, and one the most renowned and prestigious wine-growing regions in Mendoza.
The vineyards cover 100 hectares of land, 97 of which are implanted with grapes. The main varieties produced are Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Shiraz among the reds; and Chardonnay among the whites. The oldest wine is a Cabernet Sauvignon lot which was planted 41 years ago. The average age of the vineyards is 30 years, ranging from the 5-year-old new blocks to the oldest ones planted in the ’70s.
🌍 Finca La Mascota, Cruz de Piedra, Maipú, Mendoza.
🍇 100% Chardonnay. Aged 9 months in French and American oak barrels.
This is a complex and well-balanced Chardonnay, showcasing light yellow colour with distinctive green hues. The aromas of pears and pineapples are enhanced with a subtle layer of sweet vanilla from barrel ageing. The rich and round mouth-feel ends with a long, crisp and clean finish. Ideal to combine with grilled chicken, fresh salmon, lobster or light pasta dishes