Monteviejo Lindaflor Chardonnay 2009, Mendoza, Argentina


Argentina wine people often talk about having one foot in Europe and the other in New World.  This 2009 Lindaflor Chardonnay by Monteviejo shows that limber manoeuvre quite well.

Going back to the France… the nose had elements of what I would call beurre noir.  Beurre noir is a classic, if not antiquated sauce that the french would serve on fish amongst other dishes, and it is simply overcooked butter. I also picked up some green notes as well.

The gulp showed a full body chard with minerality and honey/toast that I would file under “modern” chardonnay more than “New World”

Musical Match: Florence K, who’s first language is French sings La Histoia de Lola in Spanish. She is an emerging jazz singer who has old world influences (her mother is an Opera singer) but she is an easy on the eyes chanteuse who not look at home in a viking costume.  Her voice is sweet, but not sticky sweet.

Special thanks to the Wines of Argentina for providing me transportation, great lodging, amazing food and access to the wonderful wine and winemakers of Mendoza and Cafayate during a promotional tour of Argentina for 10 days in July 2011. This wine was sampled during that promotional tour.

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