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Zonda Chardonnay-Viognier 2010

External Review by Wine Gems @ Perriello's:

Valle de Zonda, San Juan, ArgentinaZonda Chardonnay-Viognier is a new white wine gem from the San Juan region of Argentina, just north of Mendoza. San Juan is Argentina's second largest wine producing province and one of the sunniest places on earth, with fewer than 30 cloudy days per year. XumeK means Sun in the language of the Huarpe people, the original inhabitants of the Cuyo region, which includes the provinces of San Juan, Mendoza, San Luis and La Rioja. Under this label, Santa Sylvia has been selling wine since its first vintage in 2002. The Zonda label was created in 2009 for more modern, easy-drinking wines. The Santa Sylvia estate is the site of a relatively new venture that comprises 200 hectares under vine, 165 hectares of olive trees, and a Nandu farm (the Argentine equivalent of the ostrich). It is located in the upper Zonda Valley, at the foot of the Andes Mountains, at 3,000 feet above sea level, in Southern San Juan. High-altitude and a semi-desert climate provide a long, dry, sunny growing season with hot days and cool nights, allowing grapes to achieve full ripeness and develop complex fruit aromas, while still retaining acidity. A constant dry wind known as the Zonda flows down the Andes and provides vines with further protection from disease, preventing any use of pesticides or other chemical products. Consulting winemaker is Paul Hobbs.Zonda Chardonnay-Viognier is medium in body with good acidity. It is a 50/50 blend of Chardonnay and Viognier, offering aromas and flavors of green apples, citrus, honey and spice. This refreshing white blend is long and balanced on the finish.Enjoy Zonda Chardonnay-Viognier with chicken empanadas, grilled shrimp, roast chicken and Cobb salad.

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Winery: Concha Y Toro
Color: White
Varietal: Chardonnay
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Our vision is the Company dream. It is where we want the Concha y Toro brand to be in the near future. Concha y Toro aims to be a leading global branded wine Company. Today, Concha y Toro is Latin America’s major wine exporter and with presence in over 130 countries, one of the world’s most important wine brands. It is a truly global company where tradition and innovation meet to un... Read more
Our vision is the Company dream. It is where we want the Concha y Toro brand to be in the near future. Concha y Toro aims to be a leading global branded wine Company. Today, Concha y Toro is Latin America’s major wine exporter and with presence in over 130 countries, one of the world’s most important wine brands. It is a truly global company where tradition and innovation meet to underwrite a commitment to our customers to offer the best quality and wine-drinking experience. The Company’s agricultural and winemaking philosophy is oriented to achieving quality throughout the productive process and in enhancing the distinctive characteristics of each original vineyard. The diversity of soils and climates of its estates has allowed the Company to have the widest diversity of wine varieties in the Chilean wine industry. In addition, an intense dedication to the vineyard and permanent research has allowed the Company to determine the best terroirs for each grape variety and to produce outstanding wines with worldwide acclaim. Read less

External Reviews for Zonda Chardonnay-Viognier

External Review
Source: Wine Gems @ Perriello's
07/21/2012

Valle de Zonda, San Juan, ArgentinaZonda Chardonnay-Viognier is a new white wine gem from the San Juan region of Argentina, just north of Mendoza. San Juan is Argentina's second largest wine producing province and one of the sunniest places on earth, with fewer than 30 cloudy days per year. XumeK means Sun in the language of the Huarpe people, the original inhabitants of the Cuyo region, which includes the provinces of San Juan, Mendoza, San Luis and La Rioja. Under this label, Santa Sylvia has been selling wine since its first vintage in 2002. The Zonda label was created in 2009 for more modern, easy-drinking wines. The Santa Sylvia estate is the site of a relatively new venture that comprises 200 hectares under vine, 165 hectares of olive trees, and a Nandu farm (the Argentine equivalent of the ostrich). It is located in the upper Zonda Valley, at the foot of the Andes Mountains, at 3,000 feet above sea level, in Southern San Juan. High-altitude and a semi-desert climate provide a long, dry, sunny growing season with hot days and cool nights, allowing grapes to achieve full ripeness and develop complex fruit aromas, while still retaining acidity. A constant dry wind known as the Zonda flows down the Andes and provides vines with further protection from disease, preventing any use of pesticides or other chemical products. Consulting winemaker is Paul Hobbs.Zonda Chardonnay-Viognier is medium in body with good acidity. It is a 50/50 blend of Chardonnay and Viognier, offering aromas and flavors of green apples, citrus, honey and spice. This refreshing white blend is long and balanced on the finish.Enjoy Zonda Chardonnay-Viognier with chicken empanadas, grilled shrimp, roast chicken and Cobb salad.


External Review
Source: Wine Gems @ Perriello's
Vintage: 2009 05/23/2011

Valle de Zonda, San Juan, ArgentinaZonda Chardonnay-Viognier is a new white wine gem from the San Juan region of Argentina, just north of Mendoza. San Juan is Argentina's second largest wine producing province and one of the sunniest places on earth, with fewer than 30 cloudy days per year. XumeK means Sun in the language of the Huarpe people, the original inhabitants of the Cuyo region, which includes the provinces of San Juan, Mendoza, San Luis and La Rioja. Under this label, Santa Sylvia has been selling wine since its first vintage in 2002. The Zonda label was created in 2009 for more modern, easy-drinking wines. The Santa Sylvia estate is the site of a relatively new venture that comprises 200 hectares under vine, 165 hectares of olive trees, and a Nandu farm (the Argentine equivalent of the ostrich). It is located in the upper Zonda Valley, at the foot of the Andes Mountains, at 3,000 feet above sea level, in Southern San Juan. High-altitude and a semi-desert climate provide a long, dry, sunny growing season with hot days and cool nights, allowing grapes to achieve full ripeness and develop complex fruit aromas, while still retaining acidity. A constant dry wind known as the Zonda flows down the Andes and provides vines with further protection from disease, preventing any use of pesticides or other chemical products.Zonda Chardonnay-Viognier is medium in body with good acidity. It is a 50/50 blend of Chardonnay and Viognier, offering aromas and flavors of green apples, citrus, honey and spice. This refreshing white blend is long and balanced on the finish.Enjoy Zonda Chardonnay-Viognier with chicken empanadas, grilled shrimp, roast chicken and Cobb salad.



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