Jaque Mate (en) Sparkling Wine

Extra Brut

Tasting Notes:

  • A wine of an intense yellow color with golden sparkles, with fine and persistent bubbles that, all together manage to maintain the crown for several minutes.
  • Nose: Aromas of citrus and tobacco.
  • Mouth: It is pleasant and citrus with a hint of caramelized apples provided by Pinot Noir.

Technical Sheet:

  • Varietal composition: 80% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Noir.
  • Alcohol: 12.20%.
  • Serving temperature: 42-46 °F
  • Presentation: 750 cc.
  • Time of aging: 2 years.
  • Vineyard location: Luján de Cuyo, 873 m asl.
  • Vineyard age: 25 years.
  • Soil: Sandy loam.
  • Irrigation system: Drip.
  • Harvest mode: Machine.
  • Grape ripening: Beginning of February.
  • Yield: 8,000 kg/ha.
  • Vinification: The grape for the base wine is harvested at the night in order not to lose aromas, with a fairly low sugar content, which will give a base of good acidity. It is pneumatically pressed, sending the juice to a stainless steel tank in order to make the previous static budding by cold (46°F). After 24 hours, the juice is extracted as limpid as possible and the selected yeasts are inoculated. The alcoholic fermentation is carried out at a controlled temperature of 50 ºF.
    Then the second fermentation is made, with the Charmat Largo method. It is in contact with lees by 6 months and in this way the foam intake is achieved obtaining a soft, fresh and very harmonious sparkling wine.