Trivento Chardonnay

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Trivento is the global market leader in Argentinian wines. We visited the winery in November 2016 and tried their entire range (pictures below). The UK offerings are mostly retailed in Tesco and no longer include the Parra Alta Chardonnay (£5.50) price-point, which is a shame as this was excellent value. Tesco still sell the Parra Alta Malbec, however. They have also recently introduced a Trivento ‘Private Reserve’ Malbec (£10) which I’ll review in the next few weeks. Trivento Chardonnay is grown at altitude in the foothills of the Andes mountains in the Maipu area of Mendoza (40 minutes from the town centre). The winemakers are passionate, generous hosts. The brand is owned by Concha y Toro in neighbouring Chile. I think their wines are generally very good and they are deservedly market leaders, however they have some real competition in the Chardonnay market at their usual £8 range, as I shall be posting over the coming week, especially from Santa Julia…

Tasting notes: Dry, unoaked, fruit forward. Good length of finish. Some minerality. slightly creamy mouthfeel. Good wine. Straw coloured.

Region of Origin – Mendoza
Wine Colour – White
Price – £8 reduced to £6 – 25% off any 6 bottles right now, so £4.50 a bottle; BUY!
Where do I get it from? – Tesco
Current Vintage – 2016
Type of Closure – Screw Top
Bottle size – 750ml
Grape – 100% Chardonnay
Country – Argentina
Points – 90
Food Pairings: Went very well with fish. A good aperitif wine.

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