Wonderfully vibrant and generous, showing tangy passionfruit, juicy citrus fruit and supple honeydew melon that lead to a clean fresh finish.
Pale straw with green hues. Nose Fresh and lively with a mix of lemon pith, grapefruit, jasmine blossom, white peach and bath salts. Palate Soft and bright with abundant fruit including lime and white melon with subtle savoury, smokey characters leading to a fine, long and elegant finish.
Pale yellow with green tints, lemon rinds, herbs and honey aromas. Citrus and apricot flavours followed by vanilla flavours from barrel maturation. Creamy and lingering palate.
Very fruity Sauvignon nose at first, followed by a second wave of rounder Sémillon aromas.On the palate the wine is fresh with a fairly lively attack, becoming more rounded on the finish.The woody notes are not dominant and leave the wine its"freedom of expression".
Bright straw in colour with a youthful green tinge. Tropical fruit flavours burst from the glass with subtle citrus and herbaecous notes in support. The palate is fresh and lively with ripe tropical fruit flavours and zesty citrus acidity.
An equal blend of Chenin Blanc and Semillon with pale colour and green tints. Grassy overtones with tropical fruit and a touch of heather. Voluptuous palate of peach, apricot and juicy citrus fruit. Medium weight with clean, crisp persistent finish.
Awarded 95 points and rare Outstanding status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their October 2017 edition article on South America's Top Ten Winemakers (see blue link below).
Matias Riccitelli is the son of renowned winemaker Jorge Riccitelli. Having worked at some of the most prestigious wineries in Argentina and several vintages around the world, Matias used his experience, knowledge and passion and set up his own winery in 2009. His vineyards cover 50 hectares located in three selected sites within the premium growing region of Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza. This is a young and dynamic project in which Matias is seeking to express the full potential of Argentine terroir.
This Semillon was sourced from forgotten vines that are over 50 years old. These old vineyards are located in Río Negro in Patagonia, at an altitude of 400 metres above sea level on the 39° latitude south. Sunlight exposure is more intense than northern areas, but at this latitude the nights are much colder. This daily diurnal temperature range is excellent for the production of quality grapes; the nightly cooling-off extends the ripening period, allowing the grapes to develop rich varietal characteristics while retaining balancing acidity.
100% Semillon. The grapes were harvested at perfect maturity levels and then underwent a skin maceration of 12 hours at 10°C. Fermentation took place at temperatures of between 14 to16°C. Maturation lasted for eight months with 50% aged in French oak barrels and 50% in small concrete eggs.
It has all the seriousness, subtleness, elegance and nuances that old Semillon is capable of. This is not explosive or showy, it's a little restrained. A Semillon that is beautifully textured with great acidity and a long, moreish finish.