The Felino Chardonnay 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.
“A blend of grapes from different locations in the Uco Valley, only 6% of this Chardonnay is fermented and aged in French oak. Mid-range aromas of pear and apple combine in the nose with yeast and a hint of lime. Malic freshness comes out on the palate, while the feel is dry with good fat. The best thing about the 2019 Chardonnay Felino, however, is the non-creamy combination of intensity with volume.”
89 points, Joaquin Hidalgo, Vinous Media June 2020