2014 Alma 4 Blanc de Blanc Uco Valley

$25

This sparkler is 100% Chardonnay from high elevation, limestone soil vineyards in the Valle de Uco. It’s made in the “Methode Champenoise” with secondary fermentation in the bottle.

SUCH A FIND. This wine hits way above its price point with seriously good acidity, fine bubbles, citrus and orchard fruit, baked brioche and a hint of creaminess on the long and refined finish.

Sustainably farmed, only 900 cases produced.

This is a fun wine to pour for friends over the holidays! Pair it with these Chorizo & Manchego Crostinis.

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Chardonnay

As one of the most popular grapes for growing and consuming, Chardonnay can be made in a wide range of styles depending on where it is grown and how it is made. These styles can vary from a sparkling Blanc de Blanc, or fresh fermented in stainless steel, to rich and creamy white wine aged in oak barrels. While Chardonnay can flourish in many environments, in its homeland of Burgundy it can produce some of the most remarkable and longest lived examples. Whereas from California it can produce both oaky, buttery styles as well as leaner, European-inspired wines. A Somm secret: the Burguny subregion of Chablis, while typically using older oak barrels, produces a bright style similar to the unoaked style with high levels of acidity. Most people who do not like oaky/buttery Chardonnay may likely enjoy Chablis.

Notable regions for this grape include Burgundy (and Chablis) in France, Central Coast, Napa, and Sonoma in CA, and Western Australia.

When pairing with meals, consider the characteristics, flavors, and acidity of your food first. You always want to try to match the same characteristics and intensities with your wine. No brainer pairing options include seafood, salads, and white meat. Chardonnay, with its vast versatility, is everyone’s best friend.

Mendoza, Argentina

The land of Malbec and the heart of Argentina’s wine country. Mendoza is the largest and most important wine region accounting for 75% of Argentina’s vineyards with a focus on red wines. Mendoza has three main wine sub-regions: Lujan de Cuyo, Uco Valley, and Maipu, with more than 1,500 wineries spread throughout. These three sub-regions are situated in the foothills of the Andres mountains providing ample sunshine, snowmelt for irrigation, and have the highest elevation. The high elevation generally results in wine with high acidity giving them a nice freshness and ability to age. Other Mendoza sub-regions including Santa Rosa and San Rafael are also producing terrific value wines. Common grape varieties beyond Malbec include Cabernet Sauvignon, Bonarda, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, and Torrontes (an aromatic white varietal). 

Agustín Lopez, Mauricio Castro, Marcela Manini and Sebastian Zuccardi met at the Liceo Agrícola & Enológico School in Mendoza Argentina when they were 17 years old and they eventually formed Alma 4. Two years later, the quartet vinified 300 bottles of Methode Tradicional wine in 1998, their first year of production. Over 20 years later, they are still making wine together and they currently produce 5 sparkling cuvees from parcels located in the Uco Valley ranging from 1300-1550 meters above sea level.

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