Wine "DiamAndes de Uco" Viognier, 2015
Reviews of purchase "DiamAndes de Uco" Viognier, 2015
The wine is a golden yellow color with glints of honey.
The wine has a soft, fresh and rounded taste with good structure and refreshing acidity. On the palate, pleasant tones of stone fruit and vanilla supplemented with mineral nuances. The finish is fresh and balanced.
The aroma of wine intriguing and multi-layered, with expressive notes of apricot, peach, honey, fresh almond, flowers and minerals.
The wine is great as an aperitif, it is also recommended to serve with fish, white meat and soft cheeses.
Diamandes de Uco Viognier, 2012 - unusually aromatic white wine, which has a lovely rounded and refreshing acidity. Wine is made from grapes Viognier (100%), the main feature of which is the difficulty and complexity of aroma flavor characteristics. Even in a blend with other grapes Viognier identity and all continue to be felt in the finished beverage. At the end of 1960, this variety is grown only in the vineyards Kondriё in France, but in the XXI century, it began to grow in Italy, Spain, Switzerland, USA, Argentina, Africa and Australia. That's a pretty fancy grade, which has a low natural acidity and requires a lot of the sun's heat and light to full maturity. In addition, it yields is not always stable and largely depend on weather conditions, especially at the end of the ripening period. Grapes Viognier Diamandes company grows at its best vineyards located in Uco Valley, in the famous wine region of Mendoza. Hot, sunny days and cool nights, resulting vineyards located at an altitude of 1000 meters above sea level, have created the conditions for a very unique expression of Viognier grapes. The harvest is picked by hand in small boxes, starting from March 3. After collecting the berries thoroughly cooled and double sorting by hand certainly. The wine is fermented in steel containers at low temperatures. Exposure of wine is carried out for 10 months in French oak barrels, 60% of which are updated each year. During aging wine increases its complexity, and the palate there are shades of vanilla and cream.
In 2005, the family of Bonnie France, which since 1996 owns the famous Chateau Malartic Lagraver and Chateau Gazen Rokinkourt decided to learn "new horizons" and moved to Argentina, to create high-quality wines with individual style. For his new project, Alfred-Alexandre Bonnie and his wife, Michelle, have acquired a piece of land in Argentina - in the heart of Uco Valley, south of the city of Mendoza. Thus arose the winery Diamandes whose name combines two words - "Diamante", which in Spanish means "diamond" and "Andes" - the Andes Mountains. The winery was a part of the well-known and authoritative group of Clos de los Siete - association of French winemakers by the famous enologist Michel Rolland.
Modern winery Diamandes possible integrated into a complex ecosystem of the environment. Its architectural design developed on a special project, harmoniously blended into the picturesque landscape of the Andes. Vineyards farms are located in one of the best wine regions of Argentina. The climate of the region - dry continental, with relatively low humidity. Day and night temperature differences contribute to the concentration of tannins in the berries essential for the production of high quality wines. The company cultivates mainly grape variety Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as small amounts of Chardonnay, Viognier, Merlot, Shiraz and Petit Verdot. A fabulous terroir, ideal climate, combined with the experience of farm owner Alfred-Alexander and his Argentine employees, led to the creation of intense, complex, balanced wine with elegant depth. The first wine was produced in 2007, it was followed by other vintages. Perseverance, dedication and love for his work brought a relatively young winery Diamandes fame and great success. Wine companies have already gained high rankings in reputable journals Wine Advocate, Wine Enthusiast, and also received high grades from the wine critic Robert Parker.