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Doña Paula Los Cardos Sauvignon Blanctext
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15¾/20

Doña Paula Los Cardos Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Mendoza, ArgentinaIn the early days of this wine, I remember they were cutting about a quarter of the vineyard flowers off, forcing a secondary bud that would ripen later after the hottest part of the growing season. Eventually, they moved off that method, finding it was too difficult for the vines. That said, they have made great strides with this sauvignon and its subtle green notes and fresh acidity. It is grown at Los Cerezas Vineyard, at 1000m inside the Uco Valley. It is bright and fresh, with notes of gooseberry, green melon, all with a minimum of only two g/L of residual sugar, keeping the finish clean and fresh without an aggressive finish. Crab cakes and grilled prawns on the barbecue come to mind. A real bargain at $12.99, so back up the truck.Tasted: 01 March 2021Tasted by: Prices: BC 12.99 BCLS Producer: Doña Paula EstateDistributors: Select Wines & Spirits
Grape: Sauvignon BlancCSPC: 26161UPC: 836950000087