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Michelini Brothers, Via Revolucionaria Sauvignon Blanc Piel

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This wine is made by Matia Micheline under the Passionate wines brand at his winery in Los Chacayes in the Uco Valley at approximately 1300m. As with all the regions in the Uco Valley, you get bigger diurnal temperature differences and therefore longer hang time and more complex fruit, but at Gualtallary there is a high limestone content which gives the wines added minerality. This wine is quirky to say the least and comes fromthe same vineyards as Matias Michelini's incredible Biodynamic Agua de Roca Sauvignon Blanc; in fact, it is made from the same grapes! After the free run juice is taken away, Matias presses the skins to make this completely separate and diametrically opposed wine.
Type:
Vintage:
2016
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
100%
Style:
Dry
ABV:
10.5%
Producer:
Region:
Country:
Argentina
Sub Region:
Gualtallary
Body:
Zesty, zingy and refreshing
Drinking Window:
Drink now
Closure Type:
Screw Cap
£29.99
 

Micheline Brothers

There are 4 Michelini Brothers, who are of Italian heritage, and who have revolutionalised Argentine winemaking by going against the norm. They were the first to start picking early to achieve higher acidity as befit th wines made by their Italian forefathers. Their viticulture is mostly organic and sometime biodynamic, but not certified as they tend to use a low sulphur regime. They eschew the use of oak as much as possible and they were the first to use concrete eggs for their fermentation and storage because the believe it gives the wine life and vitality and allows the wines' true characteristic to come through. They are the rock n roll of the Argentine industry and although they have been mocked in the past for their approach, their practices are now becoming the norm across the mainstream too, as people begin to copy. All of their wines come from the cooler climate Uco Valley south of Mendoza.

Tasting Notes

Aromas of fresh asparagus, tangerine and sage. Bone dry, but strangely rich on the palate with texture akin to a very high-end Fino Sherry, with a lovely fresh cut grass and wild herb finish.

Food Matches

Salted almonds, prosciutto, anchovies, olives. Skate wing with beurre blanc and capers.