Humberto Canale, Old Vine Semillon 2016

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  • Type:

    White

  • Country:

    Argentina

  • Region:

    Patagonia

  • ABV:

    12.50%

  • Grape:

    Semillon

  • Grape Blend:

    Semillon 100%

  • Winemaker:

    Guillermo Barzi Canale

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

Humberto Canale Old Vine Semillon 2016 - Wine

Tasting Notes

Light gold with some green hints. Sutil notes of oak such as coconut and soft vanilla aromas appear from the fermentation in oak. Intense fig, fresh melon and green apple aromas

Production Notes

The vineyard was planted in 1942 in Patagonia Argentina. Harvest takes place in the first week of March. The carefully selected bunches come from the vineyard "Finca Milagros". The training system is double guyot. Grapes are carefully harvested by hand and immediately sent to winery, just 1 km from the vineyard. The grapes arrive at the winery in perfect condition, with an optimum degree of maturation. The bunch is destemmed and then gently pressed. The must is transferred to vessels of 9,000 liters where it goes through a process of cold maceration. The alcoholic fermentation begins in stainless steel tanks at a temperature between 14deg.and 16deg.that lasts approximately 15 days. Once the alcoholic fermentation is finished, the wines are transferred to other vessels where the processes of clarification and stabilization are carried out before bottling.

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Producer Profile

Agricultural engineer Humberto Canale founded his namesake winery in Patagonia in 1909 and the company has played a pioneering role in southern Argentinian winemaking for more than a century. This is an arid region that relies on irrigation from the Rio Negro to support agriculture. From space, the Black River appears as a green thread of farmland snaking its way through the brown desert. At 39 degrees southern latitude, the vineyards lie in one of the world's most southerly wine regions. It is a cool-climate region that produces wines more delicate than those found in Mendoza. Nearby Antarctica has a strong cooling effect on the climate and the fierce winds of Patagonia keep the vines pest free. Intensely sunny days and chilly nights (diurnal variation in wine geek parlance) allows for slow and consistent ripening of grapes, every vintage. What do these perfect viticultural conditions mean for you? They mean well-balanced, expressive wines that can be offered at an unbeatable value. If you are looking for great wines to pour at a large gathering, or any occasion for that matter, look no further than Humberto Canale.