Stella Crinita 2021 'Omaggio' Viognier Petillant Naturel, Vista Flores
Item Number: 17164
Sub Region: Uco Valley
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Type: Wine - Sparkling
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Closure: Crown Cap
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.