Norton Altura White Blend 2022

NAWB22

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This blend perfectly combines exceptional citrus notes such as orange peel with lively aromas of kumquats. Harmonious volume with a long and persistent finish.

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£21.43 per bottle

RRP: £23.25 (save 8%)

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Winery: Norton

Sold in cases of 6 bottles
 
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Made with grapes from 10-year-old vineyards, the bunches of the grapes harvested for this varietal are selected manually during the first week of March. First, a pre-fermentative maceration is carried out, followed by fermentation in barrels and in cement eggs.

 
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RRP £23.25
Vintage 2022
Alcoholic strength 13.5%
Country Argentina
Region Mendoza
Grapes Sauvignon Blanc 50%, Semillon 30%, Grüner Veltliner 20%
Dry/Sweet value 1
Contains sulphites Yes
Vegetarian Yes
Vegan Yes
Organic No
Biodynamic No
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Norton

In 1885, the Buenos Aires to Mendoza railway opened, cementing the significance of this emerging wine-growing region high in the Andean foothills. One visitor to Mendoza, an English engineer called Edmund Norton, was so struck by the beauty and potential he saw there that he established a winery bearing his name, and in 1895 planted the first vines in Mendoza’s Luján de Cuyo district.

Almost a century later, Gernot Langes-Swarovski was similarly struck by Mendoza and its vineyards; in 1989, he acquired Bodega Norton and set about transforming it into the world-renowned winery it is today. Both men rightly recognized the special nature of the area. At 900-1100 metres, the altitude moderates the temperature while exposing the vines to more ultraviolet light. The result is whites packed with vibrant flavour and good natural acidity, and well-structured, food-friendly reds.

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