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Argentina, Valle de Uco

Bodega Atamisque

Catalpa Chardonnay 2017

Catalpa Chardonnay 2017 91 pts James Suckling

Tasting Notes

March 2019 - No novice to the wine trade, Du Monceau had ties to the Beaujolais region in France, so his goal was to make world class wines with a French flair. A state of the art winery was built and the planting of noble French cultivars commenced. There are now 70 hectares planted that make up the major source of the winery’s needs, with the rest coming from other growers in the region, many with vines over 90 years in age. The Catalpa line up is the entry level portfolio of Atamisque, made with less oak, more fruit forward and to be approachable upon release. The 2017 Catalpa Chardonnay offers notes of a light honeyed yellow apple which flows into a richer tropical fruit note of pineapple with a hint of vanilla/oak aromatically. The palate is rich but nicely balanced, with a juicy freshness to the orchard and tropical flavors that is carried by a beam of acidity to a dry and lingering finish. This has engaging freshness and length and is drinking beautifully and should hold up over the next couple of years.


Awards, Reviews and other Notes

89 pts Wine Advocate Issue #237 June 2018
The 2017 Catalpa Chardonnay feels quite harmonious and balanced, quite fresh and fruit-driven with moderate alcohol and a medium-bodied palate. The mouthfeel is soft and fresh. It's a very pleasant, easy-to-drink Chardonnay.
91 pts James Suckling April 2018
The candied-lemon nose with a hint of vanilla oak is the calling card of this concentrated and beautifully-proportioned chardonnay. Plenty of freshly-sliced pear character and a long, elegant and mineral finish. Drink or hold



Chemical Analysis

Price

SKU

Varietal

14% alcohol by volume

$17.99

14736

Chardonnay


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