Type: White Wine
Country: Argentina
Region: Uco Valley
Code: MICH010
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 ... Read More
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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.
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.
Salted almonds, prosciutto, anchovies, olives. Skate wing with beurre blanc and capers.
Made from the same grapes that have gone into the Agua de Roca Sauvignon Blanc, then left on the skins and deliberately oxidised in concrete vats.

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