Vina Cobos “Felino” Chardonnay 2017

FELINO-CHARDONNAY-2017
Argentina Mendoza
Chardonnay
Type: White Table Wine
Vintage: 2017

“Felino” is a 100% Chardonnay that was hand-harvested in vineyards in Valle de Uco and Lujan de Cuyo.  The fruit is fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks and then aged for 4 months in oak barrels of various ages.

 

To the eye it is clear yellow with green hues. The nose is fruity, expressing tropical aromas like mango, pineapple and citrus fruits. The palate delights with green apple, peach and subtle notes of vanilla. It’s a fresh Chardonnay with good structure and persistence.

 

“The 2017 Felino Chardonnay was only partially oaked (less than in the past), and it’s also 100% without malolactic this year but was kept with the lees to have more volume on the palate. The palate has very good freshness, and new winemaker Andrés Vignoni told me he likes wines with acidity. This represents a big change. This is clean, serious and sharp, with good freshness and minerality and with very little influence from the oak.”

89 points, Wine Advocate, June 2018

 

“Plush and richly spiced, with ripe pear and baked apple flavours that feature a creamy texture. Tropical accents show on the finish. Drink now through 2020.”

89 points, Wine Spectator, June 2018