88 Points | International Wine Cellar , March/April 2013
Bright lemon-yellow. Musky nectarine and spicy oak aromas are lifted by lime and orange oil and complicated by a sexy leesy nuance. Rich, fruity and sweet, with a glyceral texture and a lightly saline quality to its orange, lemon and tropical flavors. A tad warm on the end and not at all shy. Good chardonnay for the price.
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.
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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...
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