12 Apr 2018
Arguably one of the finest $20 Chards you will find
Pepe Galante is one of Argentina's top winemakers.
He had a long, illustrious career at Catena before setting out on his own. Under his tenure as Catena's chief winemaker he was one of the driving forces projecting Argentina into the world's hierarchy of fine wine producers. Now a few years old, Pepe's Puramun project is making waves of its own. We have worked with several of his Malbecs in the past, but the one wine that really impresses us is his 2016 Puramun Reserva Chardonnay.
You will not find many Argentine Chardonnays this good, irrespective of price point, and at under $20 you will have your work cut out for you to find anything this interesting from anywhere. This drinks like a well-made white Burgundy, and if that were the case, would make you dig way deeper into your piggy bank than just $20. This has the pedigree and a palate presence that few can offer at this price point. Everyone evokes Burgundy as a benchmark when trying to produce Chardonnay, but few can produce something that keeps it near its mark. This wine has all sorts of attention from the wine critics, including 96 pts from Tim Atkin MW where he said that it “…wouldn’t look out of place in a lineup of Premier Cru Burgundies.” We are offering this intriguing and exceptional Chardonnay out of Mendoza's Uco Valley for $19.99 a bottle and $17.99 on a six bottle or more purchase. We have tried this wine a number of times and for the money it is pretty special. Praise worthy reviews confirm that this has gravitas.
Posted by Gregg 00:00:00