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Luigi Bosca Finca Los Nobles Chardonnay
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Luigi Bosca Finca Los Nobles Chardonnay 2017

Las Compuertas, Vistalba District, Luján de Cuyo, Northern Region, Mendoza, ArgentinaThere is plenty to enjoy and celebrate in Luigi Bosca's Finca Los Nobles Chardonnay 2017. If the very pale gold colour looks shy, do not be fooled as the aromas are super-expressive with vibrant lime citrus, tropical fruits and distinct clovey, smoky barrel characters. Peach preserve, caramel pastry, and toasted marshmallow flavours are bold and emphatic with exotic clove spiciness that's so fresh and present, it numbs the palate slightly. Full-bodied, full-flavoured and dreamy creamy, this is for lovers of shapely, decadent, lush chardonnay. Higher altitude vineyards (1,050 metres) in the fine growing region of Luján de Cuyo has helped sharpen acidity to keep the extravagant oak and fruit of this ambitious wine ideally in check. Los Nobles finishes long, washed with cloves and lime zest. The chardonnay vineyard is more than 20 years mature, it's cropped at near grand cru Burgundy levels, and biodynamic farming principles are practiced. Give this impressive young chardonnay lots of air in a big glass (or decanter) and put it to work with a sumptuous dinner of seared pork chops with butter-sautéed apples.Tasted: 13 September 2019Tasted by: DJ KearneyPrices: BC 35.99 private wine shops Producer: Luigi BoscaDistributors: Pacific Wine & Spirits Inc.
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 348714UPC: 7791203000708