Stella Crinita 2021 'Omaggio' Viognier Petillant Naturel, Vista Flores

Stella Crinita 2021 'Omaggio' Viognier Petillant Naturel, Vista Flores

Item Number: 17164

UPC: 7-798126084112

Country: Argentina
Region: Mendoza
Sub Region: Uco Valley
Appellation/AVA: Tunuyan
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2021
Grape(s): Viognier
Type: Wine - Sparkling
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 6
Closure: Crown Cap
Alc by Vol(%): 12.4
Viticulture: Certified Biodynamic
Soil Type: Loamy, sandy, and clay
Elevation: 3600 ft

Vineyard Notes: Grapes are sourced from Stella Crinita's estate vineyard which is 4.5 acres and was planted in 2014. The vineyard, located in the Vista Flores subregion of Tunuyan in Argentina’s Uco Valley, was certified biodynamic in 2012. Grapes are always harvested by hand.

Winemaking Notes: This Viognier pét-nat is fermented in stainless steel tanks at low temperatures with skin contact for 1 day and then pressed for the final 23 days of fermentation. The wine is made in the ancestral method with 9 months on the lees and no malolactic fermentation. It is bottled with 12 grams of residual sugar to finish fermentation in bottle. No additives or invasive procedures are used in vinification, and no SO2 is added at any stage. Stella Crinita's wines are never fined or filtered.

Tasting Notes: The fruit-driven nose has notes of white flowers, ripe peaches, chamomile, and toasted brioche. Bright, fresh, and crisp on the palate with apple, lychee, and lemon notes on the palate. A summer day in a bottle.

Reviews

  • Decanter
    Rating: 93 (10/15/2022)

    Stella Crinita is the epitome of Argentina's characterful but cool natural wine movement, and this full-bodied Viognier pét-nat wine is a triumph. A creamy and cloudy white with notes of peaches, quince and chamomile, along with a fresh, chalky grip on the finish and a generous, fluffy mousse.