Dona Paula Estate Chardonnay Case of 6 Bottles 2011

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At Dona Paula the vineyards have been managed using Sustainable Agriculture practices.The grapes for this wine come from 44 acres planted between 2000 and in the Finca Los Cerezos Estate in Tupungato with some very well reputed French clones (316, 242, 530 and 108), grafted on three different rootstocks: 1103P, 3309 and 110R. The vine spacing is 2.2 meters by 1.6 meters with strictly observed vertical shoot positioning and both spur and cane pruning. Canopy management tends to create an even and medium vigorous canopy in order to protect the bunch zone from excessive sun exposure. Yields range from 4 to 5 tn/acre. This wine is produced in stainless steel tanks with cooling jackets and without contact with oak.Fermentation temperature ranges from 12 to 14°C. 85% of the wine in the stainless steel tanks has been in contact with the lees for 2 months at 10°C. Vintage: 2009 Region: Finca Los Cerezos - Tupungato, Uco Valley. Varietals: 100% Sauvignon Blanc Alcohol: 12,5% by vol. Acidity: 7,2 g/l (tartaric acid) Residual Sugar: 3,76 g/l pH: 3,26 Notes: This fresh, attractive and vigorous Sauvignon Blanc shows intense aromas of yellow grapefruit, lime and passion fruit, that are well integrated with gooseberry and herbal notes. On the palate this is a wine of great freshness with a very long after taste.

Region: Argentina » Mendoza

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Winery: Dona Paula
Color: White
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
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Dona Paula:
In 1997, the Claro Group from Chile decided to expand its wine business into Argentina to continue the group’s tradition of producing world-class wines. The conditions in Argentina’s Mendoza region contained the ideal and unique terroir which allow winemakers to fulfil their dreams of creating sophisticated and immaculately structured wines. The Claro Group’s first investme... Read more
In 1997, the Claro Group from Chile decided to expand its wine business into Argentina to continue the group’s tradition of producing world-class wines. The conditions in Argentina’s Mendoza region contained the ideal and unique terroir which allow winemakers to fulfil their dreams of creating sophisticated and immaculately structured wines. The Claro Group’s first investment in the Argentine was to acquire the Ugarteche Estate. The estate encompassed approximately 140 hectares (346 acres) of old Malbec and Chardonnay vines, a requisite for producing a deep and balanced wine in the short term. The following year, the expansion continued and Tupungato Estate was obtained. The newly bought estate aided in giving the winemakers of Doña Paula a multi-faceted platform to work off. The underlying conditions showed a remarkable potential for delivering fresh, aromatic wines with high acidity, which were perfectly suited for short-cycle varieties. It took two years for the planting process to be completed, while concurrently the construction of a state-of-art winery commenced. In 1999, Doña Paula had its maiden harvest. It produced phenomenal and hugely promising results. However, due to the occasionally capricious nature of agriculture, disaster struck in the form of hail storms in 2000 and 2001, which inhibited wine production for those two years. Thus, the commercial release of Doña Paula wines onto the export market had to be delayed until the following year. After the unfortunate incidents in 2000 and 2001, Doña Paula has invested heavily in hail-proof nets     Since Doña Paula’s launch onto the international market in 2002, with its early exports going to: the United Kingdom; the United States of America and Continental Europe, the company has seen a constant and stratospheric rise in the annual sales of its wines. The successive growth records posted by Doña Paula in 2003 and 2004 caught major international and local attention, showing the firm to be a serious, emerging player in the Argentinean wine industry. Doña Paula soon developed a trademark style that consisted of a powerful complexity which was characterised by a unique fresh fruit concentration. Connoisseurs, importers and the press throughout Europe and the Americas were astounded by the distinctive savour of this wine, which ultimately led to Doña Paula receiving its first prestigious international accolade of “Value Brand of the Year” by Wine and Spirits magazine in 2004. Struggling to keep up with the demand that was placed upon Doña Paula, due to its success among customers, 2005 and 2006 saw a titanic influx of investment into the winery. The capacity of the winery was increased by another million litres in the form of stainless steel vats and a new winery was constructed on the main estate. This resulted in Doña Paula having a vat capacity of over 7 million litres. Throughout 2006 and 2007, Doña Paula acquired and fully planted two high altitude estates: Altamira (80ha.- 198 ac. Planting finish in 2006) and Gualtallary (120 ha.- 297 ac. Planting finished in 2007).The acquisition of these estates insured that Doña Paula wines consisted purely of estate-grown grapes and the end of 2006 saw Doña Paula ranked 12th out of more than 300 Argentinean wine exporters. Due to previous successes, the following years have allowed for Doña Paula to experiment with its wines and expand by diversifying the countries to which it exports. Korea, Honduras, El Salvador and Paraguay have been added to the list of nations to which Doña Paula is exported (currently, there are over 54 countries offering Doña Paula wines in restaurants and on the their shelves), and a new range was created in order to satisfy clients who wanted a unique, charming and extraordinary wine. An uncommon series of unique blends and rare varieties has culminated in the dawn of the Doña Paula premium range which incorporates: Alluvia; Salix Vineyard; Read less
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Member Reviews for Dona Paula Estate Chardonnay Case of 6 Bottles

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4.00 5
11/06/2013

Getting a lot of oregano and herbal notes on the nose which blends very nicely with the minerality and the fruit. Lots more fruit on the palate - stone and tropical fruits, well balanced with fresh acidity and a silky finish.


Snooth User: jtryka
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3.50 5
11/06/2013

I am so out of my depth with white wines I had to look up on Google what sort of grape this is, and I found that it's native to Argentina and typically displays some smooth mouthfeel and mild acidity with aromatics of peach and apricot. And sure enough, there are some lovely floral notes to this wine, and some earthy notes that just bring to mind riding on horseback through the mountains. The taste is quite refreshing, mildly acidic, and displays wonderful notes of peach, citrus and some earth notes that are mildly metallic, a taste reminiscent of copper and rustic forest. The finish is very nice and crisp, perfect for a summer afternoon, and very dry, a white wine that I could definitely get to know and like! See my full review on my blog here: http://allaloneonaplanetfullofpeople.blogspot.com/2013/11/2011-dona-paula-estate-torrontes.html


Snooth User: Aliciancook
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03/26/2013

Five glasses


External Reviews for Dona Paula Estate Chardonnay Case of 6 Bottles

External Review
10/23/2012

At Doña Paula the vineyards have been managed using Sustainable Agriculture practices.The grapes for this wine come from 44 acres planted between 2000 and in the Finca Los Cerezos Estate in Tupungato with some very well reputed French clones (316, 242, 530 and 108), grafted on three different rootstocks: 1103P, 3309 and 110R. The vine spacing is 2.2 meters by 1.6 meters with strictly observed vertical shoot positioning and both spur and cane pruning. Canopy management tends to create an even and medium vigorous canopy in order to protect the bunch zone from excessive sun exposure. Yields range from 4 to 5 tn/acre. This wine is produced in stainless steel tanks with cooling jackets and without contact with oak.Fermentation temperature ranges from 12 to 14°C. 85% of the wine in the stainless steel tanks has been in contact with the lees for 2 months at 10°C. Vintage: 2009 Region: Finca Los Cerezos - Tupungato, Uco Valley. Varietals: 100% Sauvignon Blanc Alcohol: 12,5% by vol. Acidity: 7,2 g/l (tartaric acid) Residual Sugar: 3,76 g/l pH: 3,26 Notes: This fresh, attractive and vigorous Sauvignon Blanc shows intense aromas of yellow grapefruit, lime and passion fruit, that are well integrated with gooseberry and herbal notes. On the palate this is a wine of great freshness with a very long after taste.


External Review
11/09/2012

BRONZE MEDAL - Decanter World Wine Awards 2010 At Dona Paula the vineyards have been managed using Sustainable Agriculture practices.The grapes for this wine come from 44 acres planted between 2000 and in the Finca Los Cerezos Estate in Tupungato with some very well reputed French clones (316, 242, 530 and 108), grafted on three different rootstocks: 1103P, 3309 and 110R. This stunning Argentina white wine is produced in stainless steel tanks with cooling jackets and without contact with oak.Fermentation temperature ranges from 12 to 14°C. 85% of the wine in the stainless steel tanks has been in contact with the lees for 2 months at 10°C. Grapes: 100% Sauvignon Blanc Region: Argentina / Uco Valley / Tupungato Maker : David Bonomi Notes: This fresh, attractive and vigorous Sauvignon Blanc shows intense aromas of yellow grapefruit, lime and passion fruit, that are well integrated with gooseberry and herbal notes. On the palate this is a white wine of great freshness with a very long after taste. Serve : White meat, fish, seafood, scallops and oysters ABV : 12.5% Suitable for Vegetarians


External Review
11/09/2012

BRONZE MEDAL - Decanter World Wine Awards 2010



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Tasting Notes:

This fresh, attractive Sauvignon Blanc shows intense aromas of yellow grapefruit, lime and passion fruit that are well integrated with gooseberry and herbal notes. On the palate, this is a wine with great freshness and vey long aftertaste.

At Dona Paula the vineyards have been managed using Sustainable Agriculture practices.The grapes for this wine come from 44 acres planted between 2000 and in the Finca Los Cerezos Estate in Tupungato with some very well reputed French clones (316, 242, 530 and 108), grafted on three different rootstocks: 1103P, 3309 and 110R. The vine spacing is 2.2 meters by 1.6 meters with strictly observed vertical shoot positioning and both spur and cane pruning. Canopy management tends to create an even and medium vigorous canopy in order to protect the bunch zone from excessive sun exposure. Yields range from 4 to 5 tn/acre. This wine is produced in stainless steel tanks with cooling jackets and without contact with oak.Fermentation temperature ranges from 12 to 14°C. 85% of the wine in the stainless steel tanks has been in contact with the lees for 2 months at 10°C. Vintage: 2009 Region: Finca Los Cerezos - Tupungato, Uco Valley. Varietals: 100% Sauvignon Blanc Alcohol: 12,5% by vol. Acidity: 7,2 g/l (tartaric acid) Residual Sugar: 3,76 g/l pH: 3,26 Notes: This fresh, attractive and vigorous Sauvignon Blanc shows intense aromas of yellow grapefruit, lime and passion fruit, that are well integrated with gooseberry and herbal notes. On the palate this is a wine of great freshness with a very long after taste.

Dietary Information: Kosher, Organic, All-Natural

Closure: Stelvin

Wine Specs:

Sugar: 4.3 grams per liter Total Acidity: 8 grams per liter

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