2010 D.O.P. Pago de Arinzano "Gran Vino Blanco" Chardonnay
Chardonnay •Pago de Arinzano Estate
The grapes in Spain...
Señorío de Arínzano is a Vino de Pago from Spain. This is the highest category on the quality scale of Spanish wines and means that in addition to having a proven track record of consistent quality, the wines have to be both produced from estate-grown grapes and also have to be processed and aged in a winery located on the estate. This Vino de Pago is located in the municipality of Aberin, in the Foral Community of Navarra, Spain.
Hurry, Operative! This wine deal will not last the day. Today’s Arinzano 2010 D.O.P. Pago de Arinzano “Gran Vino Blanco” Chardonnay is an incredible steal of a deal. This wine hails from Vino de Pago, which is Spain’s most esteemed and highest quality designations. This wine was a real score for us. Enjoy!
This wine is bright gold mixed with chartreuse and perfect clarity. The nose is very developed and complex with sun-ripened pear and apple, with sur-lees quality, apricot, and quince. On the palate there are layers of flavor to be unpacked - you’ll find crisp Golden Delicious apple, butterscotch, cashew, tangerine, and persimmon. The wine is wonderfully balanced with a voluptuous mouthfeel that is both round and rich while retaining a bright acidity that drives the fruit and the finish. This Chardonnay would be highly complementary with a Waldorf salad with apple, golden raisins, and tuna.
This wine was made by fourth generation winemaker, Manuel Louzada whose family has passed along winemaking tradition and excellence for generations. Manuel’s wines are terroir-driven delights that are as distinctive as they are delicious.
Bright gold mixed with chartreuse and perfect clarity.
Sun-ripened pear and apple, with sur-lees quality, apricot, and quince.
Golden Delicious apple, butterscotch, cashew, tangerine, and persimmon.
Voluptuous mouthfeel that is both round and rich, while retaining a bright acidity that drives the fruit and the finish.
Waldorf salad with apple, golden raisins, and tuna.
What the Winery Says
- Miguel Louzada
- 100% Chardonnay
- Pago de Arinzano Estate
- D.O.P. Pago de Arinzano, Spain
- 11 months in French oak, 50% new and 50% second year