Sunday, August 31, 2008

Fincas Patagónicas Zolo 2007 Sauvignon Blanc

Purchased this Argentinian wine at Nob Hill for about $9. About 13.2% alcohol level. On the nose, I got melon and aged cheese, maybe cheddar or gouda. It smelled very rich and thick, with a bit of an orange zest making an appearance. In the mouth, citrus, orange zest again. Had a syrupy consistency, felt kind of viscous.

Fincas Patagónicas has vineyards in Mendoza, and sourced its Sauvignon Blanc grapes from two different areas - Agrelo and Tupungato. According to the winery's website, Agrelo is at 950 meters altitude, and employs an overheard arbor system to keep the grapes shaded from direct rays. The Tupungato grapes are harvested from vineyards between 1100 and 1350 meters above sea level in the espaliering system.

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