Doña Paula Los Cardos Chardonnay
Doña Paula is a winery that produces Premium wines, established in 1997 in Mendoza, Argentina. We own 100% of the vineyards used for the production of all our wines, planted in the best areas of the country, looking for the most faithful expression of each terroir. VINEYARDS Alluvia Vineyard is located in Gualtallary, Tupungato, Uco Valley, at 1,350 meters (4,430 feet) above sea level. The soils are sandy loam, stony, and with a high calcareous content. On the other hand, Los Cerezos Vineyard is located in the Cordón del Plata mountains, Tupungato, Uco Valley, at 1,000 meters (3,280 feet) above sea level. Here, there are loam soils of variable depth, with a calcium carbonate layer 120 cm (47 in) from the surface. Both estates have warm days and cool nights, with an average temperature variation of 14 °C (57.2 °F) in Los Cerezos and 12.5 °C (54.5 °F) in Alluvia, and an average annual rainfall of 280 mm (11 in). The vines yield 12 tons per hectare, and they are grown in espaliers, using drip irrigation. At Doña Paula, our vineyards have always been managed using sustainable agricultural practices. VINIFICATION The grapes are harvested from the third week of February to the first week of March. A moderate protective destemming and a crushing at room temperature are carried out. Pressing is soft, and fermentation takes place at low temperatures, in stainless steel tanks, to protect the primary aromas.