Pulenta Estate Chardonnay 2015

£14.50

In the 90s we were intimately introduced to the cigarette-smoking, bathroom scale-loathing, Chardonnay-loving Bridget Jones, most famous for her mascara-stained episodes in pursuit of Mark Darcy. But it may not...

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In the 90s we were intimately introduced to the cigarette-smoking, bathroom scale-loathing, Chardonnay-loving Bridget Jones, most famous for her mascara-stained episodes in pursuit of Mark Darcy. But it may not just have been Mr Darcy that was upsetting her. Perhaps she was drinking the wrong Chardonnay. We feel sure that, if only she'd had a glass of Pulenta, she would have been twitching her rabbit tail very happily indeed. How could she fail, with its rich round texture, elegant frame, ripe stone fruits, toasty oak and warm hazelnut nuances, we ask you. She should have gone to Oddbins.


The Pulenta family has been involved in Argentinian viticulture for three generations. Sons of the well-known vine grower Antonio Pulenta and descendants of Italian immigrants Eduardo and Hugo Pulenta, they created winery in 2002. Their mission is to produce a limited series of great quality wines that are proudly Argentinian.


The vineyard was planted in 1992 and is situated in the prized Alto Agrelo region of Mendoza at 980 metres above sea level. The Chardonnay grapes are harvested manually for this wine at the start of March before being transferred to the winery for sorting. The selected grapes are then subjected to a pre-fermentation cold maceration for two hours followed by gentle pressing. Fermentation was carried out 50% in tanks and 50% in French oak barriques, where malolactic fermentation was allowed to occur spontaneously. The wine was then aged for around 10 months in new French barriques.


The resulting wine explodes with aromas of ripe tropical fruit flavours, with pineapple, guava and melon unfolding into lush toasty vanilla and toasty nuances from the French oak ageing. The palate is rich and unctuous tempered by the perfect balance of fresh acidity and a long lingering finish.

UK Mainland Addresses

(excludes Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, and the Isles of Wight, Man and Scilly - please see below)

Service Price Additional Information

Standard

£4.95

FREE

Most Standard Delivery parcels arrive within 2 working days of placement of your order.

Free Standard Delivery is offered on all orders of £100 or more.
Next Day £6.95

If you place an order by 2pm (UK time), Monday - Thursday, it will be delivered the next day*. Orders placed between 2pm on Thursday and 2pm on Friday will be delivered on the following Monday and orders placed between 2pm Friday and 2pm Monday will be delivered on the following Tuesday.

Saturday £11.95
(all order values)

Orders must be placed online by 2pm Friday to be delivered on the Saturday of the same week, otherwise it is assumed the order is for the following Saturday. Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.

Next Day Before 12noon £12.95
(all values)

Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Next Day Before 10am £19.95
(all values)

Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Remote Areas - Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man and The Scilly Isles

Delivery Service Price Additional Information

Standard

£9.95

We can only offer Standard Delivery to these parts of the UK and delivery times will vary locally. Typically, orders placed before 2pm should be received in 3 or 4 working days, although some of the most rural locations may take longer.** Free Standard Delivery to mainland UK addresses on orders over £100.