Argentina / Uco Valley
Specially reserved due to its exceptional features, Reserva wine is characterized by its elegance and complexity. It is made from carefully selected grapes from vineyards between 30 and 50 years old. The wine is then aged in French oak barrels and then additionally in bottles before release. The harmonious coexistence of fruit and wood over time has made this a great wine, characterized by elegance and complexity.
The 2018 vintage was marked by higher volumes, but with optimal ripeness. The quality of the grapes was on par with previous very good-rated vintages. The summer started out warm but then cooled off during the harvest months of February, March and April. This, in addition to the low rainfall, gave rise to early ripening in the fruit, with beautiful natural acidity. The aromatic expression and ripe, fruit flavors on the palate show clearly that the 2018 vintage wines are excellent representations of the unique terroirs of Mendoza.
The wine has a bright hue with greenish tints.The nose offers ripen fruits and citrus, with mineral notes and vanilla that give it great complexity and elegance. The palate shows excellent balance between sweetness and acidity resulting in a long and lingering finish.
GRAPES: 100% Chardonnay
APPELLATION: Uco Valley
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 1.8 g/l
Unique Selling Points
- Bold wine showcasing ripe, concentrated flavors.
- Aged in 100% French Oak followed by 3 months of bottle aging.
- Made from vines that are 30 to 50 years old.
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