Barrel Select Chardonnay 2020

Bodega Norton

Barrel Select Chardonnay 2020

Region: Argentina / Mendoza
Grapes: 100% Chardonnay

The Barrel Select Line expresses both the fruit attributes, such as freshness and sweetness, along with the smoky influences of oak, which add to the wine’s complexity. This is accomplished by aging a portion of the wine in French oak barrels and then blending with wines aged in stainless steel. As a result, a delicate balance between fruit and oak is obtained, in which the scents and flavors of each blend are combined with the oak’s toasted notes. 30% of this Chardonnay is aged in French oak barrels before blending.

harvest note

Early harvest, healthy grapes and vines, ideal temperatures, deep wine concentration and an anticipated end of the harvest season. The 2020 harvest began around September/October after a mild winter, low amounts of snow and some late spring frosts. December and January days were very warm with scarce precipitation which caused the grapes to mature early. Grape harvest occurred earlier than usual this year, in January. 2020 was a truly healthy year both regarding the fruit and the vineyards. We experienced a decrease in quantity but a significant rise in quality. Regarding the wines, this vintage will display concentrated, delicious and memorable wines.

tasting note

Greenish yellow with golden hues. Aromas of green apples and tropical fruit. Complexity given by notes of vanilla, coconut, toast and a smoked touch.

technical data

GRAPES: 100% Chardonnay
APPELLATION: Mendoza
PH: 3.05
ACIDITY: 5.92 g/l
ABV: 13.5%
AGING: 3 months before release, 90% of the finished wine is aged in Stainless Steel while 10% is aged in French oak barrels

points of distinction

  • Blend of oaked and unoaked wine perfectly balances fruit and oak influences.
  • Aging in oak lends slight smoky characteristics to the finished wine.
  • Grown in high-altitude vineyards over 4,000 feet above sea level.
  • about the grape +
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Founded in 1895, Bodega Norton is one of the most awarded Argentinean wine brands in the U.S. with more than 150 international wine awards to date. Bodega Norton combines a modern, state-of-the-art facility with rich heritage and old world charm.

– David Bonomi, Chief Winemaker

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