Altara Blanco 2016 750ml
Altara Blanco 2016 750ml Altara Blanco 2016 750ml Altara Blanco 2016 750ml Altara Blanco 2016 750ml
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Altara Blanco 2016

Montúa or Chelva is a variety of white grape (Vitis Vinifera). Other names with which it is known is Chelva de Cebreros, Chelva de Guareña, Mantúo, Montuo,  and Villanueva. Grown in Andalusia, Castilla-La Mancha and Castilla y León, Ribera del Guadiana and Jerez appellations of origin.

Viognier is a white grape from the Rhone Valley in France. Outside of France Viognier can be found in other European countries and in the New World.
Like the chardonnay, Viognier has the potential to produce wines with body and soft character. Unlike Chardonnay, Viognier varietal has more natural aromas, among which are notes of peach, pear, violet and minerals.

Vina Santa Marina was founded in 1999. The owners, hailing from Extremadura, were convinced that Extremadura, and specifically 8 kilometers outside of Merida, was the perfect location to embark on a new and unique project. They chose a 200 hectare estate at the foot of the Lamoneda mountain range where there are 80 hectares of perfectly conserved Mediterranean woods. The mountains, woods, bodega and vineyard make for a truly beautiful setting that does not go unnoticed by visitors. While the holm and cork oak trees add to the picturesqueness of the area, the 61 hectares of vineyards give it freshness, enveloping the bodega, country house and grange in a simplicity and austerity that is characteristic of Extremadura. 

Tasting notes: Intense yellow color, characteristic aromas that gives it an original and expressive nose of peach, melon, honey and a touch of earth. On the palate it is easy drinking, balanced, fresh and fruity with a long silky graceful finish. Flavors of honeydew melon, apricot, spices and cream.
 
Style: White wine
 
Vintage: 2016

Varietal: 80% Montúa (Chelva), 20% Viognier

Region: Vino de la Tierra de Extremadura

Pairing: Nuts, snacks, cheeses, light pastas, rice dishes, fish and shellfish

Vinification and aging: Select grapes are hand picked and sorted. Stainless cold fermentation and maturation before blending and bottling. 

Alcohol: 12.5%
Serving suggestions: Best served cold (42-47 deg f) in medium clear glass. 

 

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