Argentina, the centre of Malbec, or guess again. Though Malbec may have introduced Argentina to the greater masses, the country is known for so much more when it comes to wine. Knowing its robustness in cool climate varietals, I couldn’t help myself but pick up this Chardonnay (85%) Viognier (15%) blend. Zuccardi Serie A Chardonnay Viognier 2014 is produced by Zuccardi Wines, a family run estate with a rich familial history. Situated in the UCO Valley, the foot of the Andes in Mendoza, the estate is working to produce wines born out of experiment, using the natural terroir of the region.
On his initiative (Sebastian Zuccardi, third generation), since 2008 the winery has an area of Research and Development, dedicated to the study of the terroir and the different variables that affect wine quality. The aim, in the words of Sebastian, is “not seek perfect wines, but those who express the place, the region.”
Zuccardi Serie A Chardonnay Viognier 2014
On colour, the Zuccardi Serie A Chardonnay Viognier 2014 holds a golden hue. On the nose, lime, peach, and pineapple are noted. On the palate, medium oak, citrus, apricot, spice and a hint of melon are present. This wine produces a medium to long, complex finish. This is a lovely showing of cool climate wines from Argentina.
This wine retails at the LCBO for $16.95
We gave this wine a score of 4 out of 5