Felino chardonnay

Felino Chardonnay 2016

ViƱa Cobos by Paul Hobbs

Clear yellow with green hues. The nose is fruity, expressing tropical aromas like mango, pineapple, and citrus. On the palate, there are delightful flavors of green apple, peach, and subtle notes of vanilla. There is freshness as well as persistence and structure.

Country:
Argentina
Region:
Mendoza
Vintage:
2016
Wine type:
White
Grape:
100% Chardonnay
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
90

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Aging:
Neutral French oak barrels & stainless steel tanks (7 months)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Traditional
Closure:
Stelvin
Case production:
7100

Reviews

  • "90 points. The just-bottled, screw-capped 2016 Felino Chardonnay was quite impressive. It's now produced exclusively with grapes grown in the Valle de Uco and was cropped from an unusual wet and cold growing season. It fermented with indigenous yeasts with full malolactic, with 15% of the volume put into neutral French oak barrels and bottled seven months after the harvest. It's very fresh and varietal, with a nose that mixes white flowers and fruit and a balsamic twist. The palate is fresh and sharp, elegant with very clean flavors, showcasing the minerality of the soils. Is this the finest Felino Chardonnay to date? 85,200 bottles were produced." (Wine Advocate)
  • "89 points. Offers lively fruitiness, with concentrated ripe apple and pear tart flavors that feature some butter notes. The spicy finish has an unctuous richness. Drink now through 2019. 7,100 cases made." (Wine Spectator)

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