Product category: Wines from Zona Alta del Río Mendoza
LAS PERDICES ON LEESES
VARIETAL COMPOSITION 60% Chardonnay – 40 % Pinot Noir. From Agrelo, Lujan de Cuyo.
TASTING NOTES Greenish yellow color with bright reflections. Persistent foam, delicate and fine bubbles. Aromas of honey, almonds, fruits and yeast notes. Soft on the palate, creamy, good acidity, elegance and persistence. Complex, fresh and with touches of fruit. Ideal as an aperitif, to accompany seafood, ceviches, carpaccios and fish dishes.
VINIFICATION Base Wine: Juice obtained by pneumatic press. Cooling of must to 4º C (39 ºF), separation of the lees, stirring up of selected yeasts. Alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks, temperature control between 14 – 16º C (57-61 ºF) for 20 days. Second Fermentation: Cutting of base wines and start of fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Foam intake for 40 days. Thanks to the contact time on the slicks, the aromas and the final complexity of the product are achieved.
Argentine viticulture is marked by the stories of European immigrants that arrived to these latitudes and left their marks in the culture of this part of South America. Our story has that same origin and an ending written every time someone drinks one of our wines. In the early 50s our father, Juan, arrived from Andalucía to farm grapevines. We learned from him that work is always more important than recognition, that soil marks the rhythm of farm work and frugality is the maximum virtue. In 2004, my brother Nicolas and I decided to build a winery where we could produce high quality wines, with great fascination for innovation. In April that same year, we founded Las Perdices in the heart of our vineyard in Agrelo, where we grew up and learned how to make wine since we can remember. We live in a kingdom composed of vines, family and work. A beloved territory inhabited by the partridges that inspired our name. Just like us, they settle in dry, rocky climates. Just like us, they do not migrate, but rather choose a house and with a lot of effort, make it their home.
All we have learned throughout our life in the vineyard concludes not only in our wines, but in those who drink it and allow us to bring part of our history closer to them. Juan Carlos Muñoz