×

Contact us: info@tasteargentina.co.uk

Riccitelli Old Vine Semillon...WOW!

November 27, 2019

Riccitelli Old Vine Semillon...WOW!

This cracking Semillon is made from vines that were forgotten about for over 50 years. Then Matias Riccitelli came along and worked his magic. These old Semillon vines are located in Rio Negro, Patagonia. Sun exposure is fairly intense at this latitude but nights are cool, allowing the grapes to develop rich varietal characteristics while retaining balancing acidity.

The grapes were hand harvested in small cases in order to maintain the integrity of each cluster. The must was then fermented in a combination of used French oak and concrete eggs, before maturing for six months in both French oak and concrete eggs (we love the eggs!).

For me this wine really shows what Semillon is capable of. It's complex and intense, with powerful citrus notes of lime and orange blossom, followed by a rich, waxy and nutty finish. This is absolutely going to be my Christmas Day white because it's big enough to take on all of those festive flavours.

Riccitelli Old Vine Semillon 2019 






Also in News

Decanter Award - Best South America Specialist!
Decanter Award - Best South America Specialist!

September 10, 2020

Almost a year to the day since we launched Taste Argentina and our Decanter certificate for Best South America Specialist arrived in the post! 

View full article →

Another great Review for the Vicentin Blanc de Malbec!
Another great Review for the Vicentin Blanc de Malbec!

August 19, 2020

..and mine too! A superb white wine made from Malbec grapes, where the grapes are gently pressed to avoid contact with the colour in the skins. 

View full article →

2020 Harvest Report by Alistair Cooper MW for Condor Wines
2020 Harvest Report by Alistair Cooper MW for Condor Wines

August 06, 2020

Great to read through the report by Alistair Cooper MW on the 2020 harvest. The country recorded its hottest March on record. Multiple heatwaves and low rainfall contributed to smaller berries and lower yields. 

View full article →