Alamos Chardonnay 2009

Chardonnay from Argentina, South America

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Item No. 109589
  • ST88
Style: Fruity & Smooth

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.9%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

The 2009 Alamos Chardonnay exhibits flavors of ripe apple and tropical fruit flavors, with a hint of spice and butterscotch from the oak aging.

The grapes were vineyard selected and hand-harvested prior to being pressed. The juice was cold settled and solids were removed prior to fermentation in upright fermenters and barrels. Approximately seventy-five percent of the wine underwent malolactic fermentation, before aging on the lees for 3 to 4 months to impart a rich, toasty mouthfeel. The wine was then aged in French and American oak for 3 to 6 months prior to bottling.

Critical Acclaim

"Bright, light yellow. Subtly, pure, ripe aromas of nectarine and yellow plum. Supple, sweet and seamless, with attractive, lush stone fruit flavors for a wine in this price range. The satisfying finish offers a nice touch of grip. A great chardonnay value."
88 Points

Learn About Alamos

From the vineyard to the winery, the Alamos wines are made to emphasize varietal fruit character. The cool evening temperatures in Catena's high altitude vineyards allow for prolonged hang time, preserving the fruit's full spectrum of aromas and flavors.

At the winery, the grapes are gently destemmed, fermentation temperatures are carefully controlled and two to four year old barrels are used to age the wines.

Learn About Argentina

(ahr-jen-TEE-nah) Now fifth in the world for wine production, Argentina is catching up in the quality wine sector. A long time wine producer, Argentina used to make wine in order to drink it, not export it. And so the wines produced were quaffable and rustic and made for the local's everyday dinner. Yet it's hard not to get caught up in the wine market of the world and some...

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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