Casarena Owen Single Vineyard Chardonnay 2021
Grape varietal & region: 100% Chardonnay. Casarena's Single Vineyard wine collection showcases the great soil potential in the Luján de Cuyo region, and is the result of extensive research and development by the agroenological team at Casarena.
Owen vineyard sits at an altitude of 960 metres above sea level and was first planted in 1993. The vineyard has a great variety of soils, from deep clay to shallow boulders mixed with clay and sand.
Taste profile: Clean and bright yellow colour with greenish tints. Green apple and lemon citrus nose with floral nuances of orange and pear blossoms. Complex and balanced on the palate with an excellent natural acidity. Mouthwatering and opulent flavours of lemon curd, pineapple, cream and subtle vanilla notes.
Winemaking process: Manual harvest in three different stages to increase the aromatic complexity of the wine. Double cluster selection then pre-fermentation maceration at low temperatures. Fermentation occurs using indigenous yeasts, 50% of the must in French oak barrels and the rest in stainless steel tanks. Malolactic fermentation in barrels and batonnage to keep the lees in suspension so the wine can gain volume and weight in the mouth.
Ageing potential: 10+ years.