Los Abandonados Semillion White
Unveil the essence of Los Abandonados Semillon 2021, a masterpiece nurtured by hand-harvested grapes. The yield, a testament to nature's bounty, stands at 6,000 kg per hectare, a reflection of meticulous cultivation. This wine hails from the enchanting locale of La Consulta in San Carlos, nestled within the Uco Valley. The vines thrive under the embrace of a trellis system, shaped by vertical shoot positioning. The soil, characterized by sandy loam, nurtures the vines, while an altitude of 1100 meters imparts a distinct character. A desertic climate, graced by minimal rainfall, bestows upon the grapes a unique expression. The winemaking journey of Los Abandonados Semillon 2021 is a tribute to minimal intervention. The grapes are treated with reverence, as full clusters are used, eliminating the need for crushing. Fermentation ensues with native yeasts in plastic tanks, following a path devoid of punching down. Instead, periodic remontages guide the transformation. The wine embraces a maceration period of 60 days, with open remontages imparting a delicate touch. Embracing the artistry of the process, 60% of the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation in old barrels, while 40% finds it's home in new French barrels. Aging and Complexity: The culmination of this journey finds expression in aging. A select number of barrels engage in biologic aging, while others are graced with the presence of Chardonnay and White Criollas. This marriage of flavours and influences matures over eight months, a symphony of harmony and complexity. Los Abandonados Semillon 2021 is an homage to nature's embrace, the hands that nurture, and the spirit that guides the transformation of grape to wine.