Magna Montis Regional Chardonnay 2020

Type: White
Country: Argentina
Region: Mendoza, Uco Valley
Grape Variety: 100% Chardonnay
Alcohol Percentage: 12.75%
Viticulture: Natural Wine

Climate: Continental climate where the Andes acts as a protection from rainfalls
Terroir: Vineyards grow on a soilbed of alluvial, sandy loam and granite
Ageing: Manual harvest in 20kg case. Destemming and grinding with a subsequent cold maceration. Pneumatic press and must cold cleaning. Fermentation with native yeast in a temperature between 12°c and 14°c for 15 – 20 days. Aged in concrete eggs and oak barrels for 6 months

Color: Golden yellow
Nose: Aromas of white tea and quince
Palate: A complex Chardonnay with a racy and mineral character over fresh and subtle notes of oak

About the Winery:
Magna Montis means “Big Mountain” in Latin, referring to The Andes, the longest mountain Range in the world and home of their wines.

In Argentina, growing vines at high altitudes is one of their trademarks in winemaking – a philosophy that guides each of the winery’s vintages year after year. Magna Montis values the importance of their living ecosystem, and considers them crucial in their unique style of wines.

Vines grow in the high altitude (1.000 to 1.700 m.a.s.l.) regions of Uco Valley on an alluvial soilbed of limestone. Melting water from the Andes flows directly to the vineyards, free from pollution and completely natural.

Magna Montis wants their wines to be as ‘naked’ as possible, expressing the place where they come from. Grapes are manually harvested, low intervention winemaking is practising and wines are spontaneously fermented with native yeasts.