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Santa Julia ‘Organica’ Chardonnay Mendoza 2017

Estate: The Zuccardi family has been making wine in Mendoza since 1963, when Alberto Zuccardi planted his first vines. Now in his 90’s, Alberto is known as a pioneering force in both Mendoza and the Uco Valley. Today, the multiple estate vineyards and winery are headed by Alberto’s son, José, along with José’s eldest son, Sebastián, and daughter, Julia [the 3rd generation].

The Santa Julia Winery was established in the 1990’s in honor of Julia. José’s only daughter, she is now the director of the Familia Zuccardi winery. The family is committed to achieving the highest quality wines through sustainable practices, working to protect the environment, wildlife preservation and developing the community. Expanding to the Uco Valley, the family opened Valle de Uco Winery last year, where winemakers focus on research and development, while studying the variables that influence wines throughout the Uco Valley.

Philosophy: “To be natural, environmentally friendly and grow in harmony with the community of which we are part.”

Winemaking: Grapes are from Santa Rosa Vineyards in Mendoza. Vinified in stainless steel tanks.

Tasting Notes: Light gold in colour with aromas of apple, lemon, ginger, white flowers and a trace of brioche. Apple, melon, lemon custard and grapefruit are accented by a streak of clean minerality and fresh acidity. Pineapple and citrus zest shine on the dry, crisp finish. Refreshing, easy drinking and easy to pair, a wonderful value!

100% Chardonnay
Mendoza
Argentina
Produced & Bottled by Bodega Santa Julia
13.5% Alcohol
$11 [average price]
Enjoy now thru 2019

An excellent pairing with mushroom risotto with plant based faux beef, spinach and gravy.

Sample submitted for editorial consideration.

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