Trivento Reserve Chardonnay 2017 – UPDATE

Trivento is the global market leader in Argentinian wines. We visited the winery in November 2016 and tried their entire range. The UK offerings were mostly retailed in Tesco but they no longer stock this or the Parra Alta Chardonnay – which is a shame as these were excellent value. Tesco still sell their Malbecs, however. 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. Lidl now stocks this wine at a good price.

Tasting notes: Pale lemon colour. Not much on the nose. Dry, unoaked. Not much length of finish. Some minerality. Not as good as I recall. I suspect that this wine may have passed its prime and that Lidl snapped up the stock for a bargain price.

Region of Origin – Mendoza
Wine Colour – White
Price – £5.99
Where do I get it from? – Lidl
Current Vintage – 2017
Type of Closure – Screw Top
Bottle size – 750ml
Grape – 100% Chardonnay
Country – Argentina

Verdict – Acceptable wine at an OK price.

Food Pairings: Wash down a risotto with this.

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