Semillón, Sauvignon Blanc
75cl * Vegan & Sustainable * 14% ABV * Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
Internationally recognised as one of the most talented winemakers in Argentina today, Karim Mussi continues to go from strength to strength, with leading wine critics falling over themselves to heap praise on these expressive & distinctive wines. Alongside Altocedro, the Bodega Alandes project represents absolute freedom, a ‘laissez-faire’ winemaking philosophy that is in an extensive territory without borders.
Part of the larger San Carlos district in the southern Uco Valley, La Consulta, where the grapes for this wine grow, sits in the shadow of the 5,830m volcano, San José. The vineyards sit at around 1,000m above sea level, an altitude which brings hot sunny days and cool nights. Meltwater from the Andes flows through the centre of the region in the Tunuyan River, adding another cooling element.
With a nod to the finest white wines of Pessac-Léognan, this is a texturally moreish, mineral, complex and well-balanced white, with lovely weight and a touch of oak spice leading to a crisp, herbal finish. Sustainably farmed grapes are fermented and aged ‘sur lie’ in selected French oak barrels only. It will pair beautifully with gratin dishes, cheese soufflé, green salads, grilled chicken, white fish or salmon with fresh herbs, creamy sauces.