A breezy clean and crisp Chardonnay

Friday, June 19, 2009

Brand NameMaipe
Wine NameChardonnay
Vintage (Year)2008
AVAMendoza Province
Wine ClassWhite
Wine TypeChardonnay
Alcohol %14%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$10 and Under
Site Rating8 (on a scale of 1-10)

Maipe is the ancient Andean Indian Lord of the Winds, and this wine effectively melds in a nice spring mountain breeze into it's taste. It's not overpowering, and because of it's 'clean' taste reminds me somewhat of a Pinot Grigio, but I surmise that I am actually getting a vegetal and grassy taste. The citrus aspect comes a few seconds after the wine first hits your tongue, and if it were just a little different, you might think petrol, but it's actually a nice taste, perfect for seafood, light fare and fresh fruit.

Don't let this wine fool you, as it also has a robust alcohol content to it, which the taste doesn't convey to you. This wine is a knockout!


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