Argento Reserva Chardonnay 2016
Deeply rooted in the soils of Mendoza, crafted with the spirit of Argentina, and shared with the world, Argento embodies the essence of modern Argentina. The story is simple – the winery is intrinsically entwined with its country of origin. When you drink Argento's wines, you experience the real Argentina.
In 1998, the team recognized an opportunity to unlock the extraordinary potential of Malbec. The winemakers set out with the goal of revealing its vibrant, velvety character and the intense flavors of Malbec grown at the foothills of the Andes.
Following on from their original Malbec vision, the team now also produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Bonarda, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio and more. Argento is very proud of its country’s winemaking heritage and the unique terroir of Mendoza, and the team is dedicated to crafting wines that emphasize the hallmarks of the Argento style – fruit purity, vibrancy and elegance.
Whether you are drinking Argento in Buenos Aires, New York, London or Tokyo, you’ll taste all that there is to love about Argentina.
By far the largest and best-known winemaking province in Argentina, Mendoza is responsible for over 70% of the country’s enological output. Set in the eastern foothills of the Andes Mountains, the climate is dry and continental, presenting relatively few challenges for viticulturists during the growing season. Mendoza, divided into several distinctive sub-regions, including Luján de Cuyo and the Uco Valley, is the source of some of the country’s finest wines.
For many wine lovers, Mendoza is practically synonymous with Malbec. Originally a Bordelaise variety brought to Argentina by the French in the mid-1800s, here it found success and renown that it never knew in its homeland where a finicky climate gives mixed results. Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot and Pinot Noir are all widely planted here as well (and sometimes even blended with each other or Malbec). Mendoza's main white varieties include Chardonnay, Torrontés, Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon.
One of the most popular and versatile white wine grapes, Chardonnay offers a wide range of flavors and styles depending on where it is grown and how it is made. While it tends to flourish in most environments, Chardonnay from its Burgundian homeland produces some of the most remarkable and longest lived examples. California produces both oaky, buttery styles and leaner, European-inspired wines. Somm Secret—The Burgundian subregion of Chablis, while typically using older oak barrels, produces a bright style similar to the unoaked style. Anyone who doesn't like oaky Chardonnay would likely enjoy Chablis.