Sunday, April 6, 2014

Bodega Secreto Patagonico 2010 Chardonnay

Bodega Secreto Patagonico

In a magical region in the South of Argentina, lies a rugged mountain landscape called Patagonia. This area has only recently been in the wine scene, with most of the wineries being in large production. But what was soon discovered was an old wine family devoted to making wine in the single vineyard method where each wine comes from its own vineyard creating limited editions of the finest wines. Before the year 2000, the Groppo family was basically selling their high quality grapes to larger production wineries. In 2000, they made the decision to start bottling wines under their own label. That's when Bodega Secreto Patagonico was born!

This 2010 Chardonnay ($16) comes from the famy's drip-irrigated vineyards. It is greenish gold with fresh aromas of pineapple, mango, citrus fruits with a touch of honey. These grapes are picked by hand and cold-fermentated in stainless steel tanks leaving it un-oaked. It's soft and fruity, a very nice expression of the terroir from which it comes.

I highly recommend trying some of their wines. They only make three-Chardonnay, Malbec, and Malbec Roble!

It's time to discover Patagonia!