Norton's Reserva wines are characterized by elegance and complexity. Made from 15 to 30 year old vineyards in both Luján de Cuyo and the Uco Valley, each selected for their unique character, grapes are hand-harvested, and wines are aged in French oak barrels for 12 months and an additional 6 months in bottles before release. The Reserva wines are a harmonious marriage of terroirs, integrating textures, fruit character, and the spice of oak aging for a seamless experience.

Harvest Note
The season was relatively dry with very little rainfall and the occasional frost and hail. Winter was cool and dry. The summer brought high temperatures, which were carefully managed in the vineyard.
Tasting Note
Fresh and textured, with aromas of fresh citrus, the palate opens to green apple and marzipan, finishing with a seamlessly integration of chalk-like minerality.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Chardonnay
PH: 3.15
ACIDITY: 6.3 g/l
ABV: 13.90%
AGING: Hand harvested and cold fermented with no malolactic fermentation, then aged 6 months in neutral oak, with 3 months in bottle before release.
Unique Selling Points
  • No malolactic fermentation preserves freshness
  • High elevation, cool microclimate in the Uco Valley
  • Made from vines that are 20 years old.

About the Grape

Though it has a distinctive profile, Chardonnay reflects other factors such as soil composition and vinification technique. Chardonnay is a reliable, hardy and prolific vine whose only real vulnerabilities are frost and uneven development of fruit.
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