Sauvignon Blanc, 2021. Los Noques

Sauvignon Blanc, 2021. Los Noques

Item #: L0522W1
Vintage: 2021
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Vineyard/Appellation: Mendoza, Argentina
Color: Very Pale
Nose: Peach, Spice, Herbs
Palate: Weighty
Finish: Extracted
Rating: 96
Cellaring/Serving Suggestions: Now thru 2023/Seafood, Vegetarian/11.3% Alcohol by Volume

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It wasn't until the 1960s that Juan Arrigoni, an Italian immigrant, planted his first vineyard. He sold his grapes to local wineries for over 50 years before his offspring purchased a winery and decided to make their own wine. The original Los Noques winery was built in 1938 in Argentina's Uco Valley. It was the first winery in the region. The Arrigoni Family purchased it in 2005 and upgraded its cellars and equipment to modern day standards.

The vineyards are located in the Valle de Uco, Mendoza, at an altitude of 400 feet above the sea level. The soil is calcareous and sandy on the surface but stony in depth. This type of soil, typical of the Gualtallary area where the vineyards are located, produces naturally low yielding vines resulting in a very high concentration of flavors. The Arrigoni Family pulled no punches when they named their winery Los Noques. In Spanish, that translates to "the knockouts" and it certainly fits here. In just a few years Los Noques has been praised all over the world for their exceptional wine. You could say they've been knocking people out ever since.

Our selection is nothing short of stellar. Normally, we turn our heads to Chile for great Sauvignon Blanc from South America. But this selection turned us around. The extraction of peach, apricot, and guava is nothing short of stunning as it blasts through the palate on to a finish that tingles and titillates. Nothing short of steamed clams in white wine and garlic or shrimp in lemongrass soup will do.

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