Clos de Chacras Ida C Chardonnay, 2017, Mendoza, Argentina
£33.25 (inc VAT)
Made to honour winemaker Alejandro Genoud̢s mother, Ida Cipolletti.
Harvested in high altitude vineyards in Uco Valley, Mendoza (and an excellent expression of the valley's terroir). This very special, limited edition wine was made to honour Alejandro Genoudå's mother, Ida Cipolletti. Beautiful colour, beautiful balance, beautiful finish. A wonderful tribute.
The Gargantini family arrived in Argentina from Switzerland at the end of the 19th century. Don Bautista Gargantini ran a successful wine business, but over time his fortunes waned. His three wineries switched hands a few times and eventually were abandoned in the 70s. In 1987, Bautistaå's granddaughter, Silvia Gargantini, bought one of the wineries to take back the family business and honour his work. Silvia and her husband Alejandro Genoud restored the building while preserving the original architecture and started the wine business anew.