Typically, I work a little bit ahead on my wine reviews. I’ll photograph a wine, taste it and take my notes and then a couple weeks later it will get published to the website. But sometimes I taste a wine that I’m so excited about that I just can’t wait to get the review published. This is one of those times.
Reginato is a limited-production winery in Mendoza, Argentina and they only produced 2,000 cases of this bubbly this year. So, you’re not going to find it at every wine shop you walk into. But I think it’s worth hunting down.
I haven’t had much sparkling wine from Argentina before this one, but now I’m intrigued as this one is awesome ! It’s made from 20% torrontés (an Argentine grape variety) and 80% chardonnay.
This is an absolutely beautiful bubbly. The nose offers a nice blend of apple, pear, peach, floral and leesy aromas. ”Leesy” is kind of a wine geek term and refers to an aroma achieved from contact with the lees, which is the sediment at the bottom of a wine batch consisting of yeast and grape pulp. It’s a somewhat yeasty aroma, but a bit more complex than just yeast.
The wine has a fantastically creamy and bubbly mouth feel. The flavors include peach, apple, lemon and mineral notes. It finishes with a superb, citric acidity and a touch of salty mineral. This is fantastic! It has everything I want from a bubbly.
Wine: Reginato Sparkling Torrontés Chardonnay
Variety: 20% torrontés, 80% chardonnay
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Disclosure: This wine was received as a media sample.