Dona Paula – Estate Riesling, Uco Valley – 2021

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An attractively delicate Riesling showing an expressive floral aroma and zesty citrus notes with a steely backbone.

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PRODUCER NOTE:
Doña Paula is a leading, modern winery at the forefront of exploring and investing in new, high quality wine regions in Argentina. Established in 1997, they own all of their vineyards covering 700 hectares. These vineyard sites are located in the best subregions within Mendoza including Ugarteche, Altamira, Gualtallary and Tupungato. The vineyards have always been cultivated using sustainable methods which helps to maximise the true expression of terroir, and in 2019 Doña Paula was certified as a sustainably managed winery by Bodegas de Argentina. Continuous innovation in vineyard management ensures Doña Paula produces top quality wines from one year to the next.

VINEYARD:
The grapes for the Estate Riesling come from the ‘Alluvia Vineyard’ in Gualtallary, Uco Valley. Situated at 1,350 metres above sea level, the subregion of Gualtallary is renowned for producing elegant and aromatic wines. The climate presents warm days and cool nights, with an average temperature variation of 12.5°C. This diurnal temperature swing encourages a long ripening period, producing a greater concentration of flavours in the grapes while retaining balancing acidity. The vines are cultivated using an espalier training method and are drip irrigated using melted snowwater from the mountains. The vines are grown in sandy soils with alluvial and calcareous stones. The vineyards at Doña Paula are managed sustainably.

WINEMAKING:
The grapes were hand-picked during the first week of March. A very careful destemming and pressing process was carried out in order to protect the high quality of the grapes. Cool fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks at low temperatures of 12 to 15°C to retain freshness. The wine was made in an unoaked style to preserve the purity of fruit.

TASTING NOTE:
Expressive aromas of jasmine are complemented by zesty citrus notes. Refreshing and beautifully balanced with a marked mineral streak, it has a complex yet attractively delicate character and a long, lifted finish.

GRAPE:
Riesling 100%.

COUNTRY:
Argentina

REGION:
Mendoza

SUB-REGION:
Uco Valley

Additional information

Country

Argentina

Region

Mendoza

Sub-region

Uco Valley

Producer / Winery

Dona Paula

Winemaker

Marcos Fernandez

Style

White Wine

Vintage

2021

Alcoholic Strength

13%

Dry/Sweet Value (1 being dry, 7 being very sweet)

1

Residual Sugar

1.4 g/L

Contains Sulphites

Yes

Vegetarian

Yes

Vegan

Yes

Milk

No

Eggs

No

Organic

No

Biodynamic

No

Format Available

75cl

Closure

Screwcap

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