2010 Bodega Luigi Bosca Chardonnay Finca La Linda Unoaked Lujan de Cuyo
Producer: Bodega Luigi Bosca Style: White Wine Grape Type:Chardonnay Origin: Argentina Region:Argentina
87 Points | International Wine Cellar , January/February 2011
($11) Pale yellow. Fresh pear, peach and flowers on the nose. A moderately dense, juicy, very dry midweight, with hints of citrus fruit and green apple and a melting, sake-like texture. Not particularly long or complex but refreshing.
Until the early 1990s, Argentina's wine industry was focused inward, as the local market's thirst was sufficient to absorb the huge quantities of everyday drinking wine produced there. But with per-capita consumption in the domestic market in sharp decline since the mid-1970s, Argentina's wine producers realized that they had to look to export markets to remain in business, and winemaking in Argentina began its transformation.
The best Chardonnays in the world continue to arrive from the region where the grape first emerged: the chalk, clay, and limestone vineyards of Burgundy and Chablis. While the origins of the grape were disputed for many years, with some speculating that the grape came all the way from the Middle East, DNA researchers at the University of California-Davis proved in 1999 that Chardonnay actually developed... Read More »
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