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2016 SEMILLON, Old Vines from Patagonia, Riccitelli. Argentina
Alcohol Percentage: 13%
Area: Riccitelli are based in Mendoza but they buy grapes from a couple of very old vineyards on the Rio Negro in Patagonia, 800km further south. The vines were planted in the 1950's by Moet et Chandon and were unused for several years before Matias Riccitelli
Grape Variety: 100% Semillon; 60% fermented and matured in old oak barrels for 6 months; 40% in concrete eggs
Producer: Mattias Riccitelli worked for various other wineries before setting up his own project in 2009. He is at the forefront of 'modern' Argentinian winemaking, producing wines of balance and freshness, with innovative labels and a great attitude in general
Press Reviews: This was given 95/100 by Tim Atkin MW and the 2015 was a Decanter Awards "Trophy Winner".
"Lovely creamy aroma from the oak/lees. Rich and deep but still very fresh.There's a slight - appealing - chew in the texture. Well sustained." Julia Harding MW on jancisrobinson.com
£36.00 per bottle
£34.20 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
£32.40 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles
5% discounts on Mixed Cases.
10% discount on Un-Mixed Cases.