2017, Riccitelli Blanco De La Casa, White Blend, Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina, 13% Alc, CT JS95 RP92

Article number: 2017, Riccitelli, Blanco De La Casa
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Winemaker Notes

The 2017 Riccitelli Wines Blanco de la Casa is a pale yellow color with greenish hints. On the nose presents scents of boj, rue, green apples, hay and remarkable minerality. A wine with fluency, energy and complexity. Ideal to go with white meats. Blend: 40% Sauvignon Blanc, 40% Semillon, 20% Chardonnay

95 POINTS James Suckling

Powerful and creamy but not loud. With lots of citrus-peel freshness and a huge saline finish. This is a unique Argentine dry white. A blend of sauvignon blanc, semillon, and chardonnay fermented in concrete eggs.

92 POINTS Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The unoaked 2017 Blanco de la Casa is a blend of 40% Sauvignon Blanc from Gualtallary, 40% Sémillon from La Consulta and 20% Chardonnay from Las Carreras, different zones within the Valle de Uco, that fermented separately with indigenous yeasts and matured in eggs for eight months. It has a moderate 12.5% alcohol and notable acidity. 2017 was more of a "normal" year, but they are getting to know the vineyards better and are adapting the work for each vineyard. The wine has great freshness and precision, harvested early but not green, with good flavors and all from high-altitude vineyards that tend to keep very good acidity. In this slightly warmer year, it feels super balanced, with grapes from places that ripen slowly, which is their ideal. Natural acidity and great balance between ripeness and acidity.

 

 

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