Lean, crisp, aromatic, stony and very unlike Australian Chardonnay. It is quite refreshing. Because it already has some years under its belt it is ready to drink now. Pork sausage would be a lovely match.
Purchased in 2006 by Frenchman John Du Monceau who fell in love with the place. He has 70 hectares of vineyard land at 1300 metres above sea level to work with. They make three different brands that represent different quality levels and wine making techniques.
Mendoza – Without question the jewel in the crown of Argentina. A large region. Lots of young and innovative producers have moved in and are slowly mapping out sub-regions and single vineyards of note. Look out for great Malbec but lots of experimentation means you can find all sorts of wonderful wines.
Chardonnay – The grape that you can plant anywhere, in any climate and do anything to and it will still taste like an OK wine. When people hit the sweet spot of site, climate, cropping and winemaking, Chardonnay becomes a magical wine that will age gracefully but charm you at any age. Chardonnays can range from cool climate lean and citrusy to warmer climate tropical and overt. Oak and lees can add flavouring as can malolactic fermentation.