One of Argentina’s oldest varietals, this rare barrel-fermented white is harvested from 60+ year-old vines and has fresh, clean citrus aromas with a hint of oak.
Enjoy fresh, clean citric and herbal notes. Flavors of citrus, tropical fruit, coconut, and caramel are elegant and soft on the palate. A lovely dose of crisp acidity provides a texture similar to that of Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc combined. A super dry and clean finish may make this the ultimate seafood wine.
Pairs excellently with most seafood dishes. Try with shrimp ceviche, steamed muscles, fresh oysters or grilled lobster.
The tenth vintage for a Semillón that pioneered a new wave in Argentine winemaking. Oenologist Roberto de La Mota makes it with grapes from Paraje Altamira, 20% fermented and aged in French casks (300 to 500 liters). A moderately intense yellow, the 2019 Semillón Mendel presents subtle, attractive aromas of honey, hazelnuts and apricot. Full-bodied with energy and flavor, the velvety feel is enhanced by a refined freshness. A wine with which one is quick to make friends.Vinous June 2020
I tasted a tentative sample of the 2019 Semillon, taking some 20% from barrel. It was a great harvest, with a very slow and long ripening cycle that kept moderate alcohol and good acidity. This is still very young and raw, but there is a citrus freshness. This seems to be a year that combines power and freshness, concentration and elegance, and it seems to have the ingredients to develop nicely. The plan is to bottle it in September 2019, with at least six months élevage. Very promising.The Wine Advocate October 2019
Semillon is a grape with a long history in Argentina that many winemakers are now rediscovering in old vineyards. Roberto de la Mota was a pioneer of this trend, reviving a 70-year-old vineyard in Paraje Altamira from which he produces this fragrant white with a nose of lime, green apple and honey notes. Its elegant but sharp texture makes it the ideal companion for seafood or paella.Decanter October 2020
- Varietal Composition:
- 100% Semillon
- Avg Elevation:
- 3600 feet
- Avg Age of Vines:
- 76 years
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