Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest #Winemaker Manuel Louzada

7/20 Winemaker Manuel Louzada, Arinzano


Thomas Perez @TperezWine: @SommChat @keepercoll @Arinzano_US @brzimmerman @paul_mas @KMacWine this is going 2-b good.

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KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Welcome 2 #SommChat every1! Tell UR friends 2 join us 2 hear abt #wine w/ #Winemaker Manuel Louzada @Arinzano_US 12N ET!

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: We’d like 2 introduce you to #WineMaker Manuel Louzada @Arinzano_US #SommChat #WW

Arínzano Winery @Arinzano_US: @keepercoll Glad to be here! Look forward to answering questions and demystifying Pago through our two great Chardonnays #sommchat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Abt ready 2 dive in w/ ?s, so S/O 2 #WineMaker Manuel @Arinzano_US 2 say hello & so he knows UR here! #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Don’t forget that EVERY tweet during this chat should include the #SommChat hashtag in order 4 every1 2 C see it! #WineWednesday

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: As we ask @Arinzano_US our Qs, you can ask him Ur Qs as well! He’ll do his best 2 answer all Qs in order #SommChat #WW

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: W/so many participants gr8 Q's R asked! Even if u dont ask 1, S/O 2 @keepercoll & @Arinzano_US 2 let us know u R here! #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Let’s start talking #Wine with #WineMaker Manuel @Arinzano_US #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: @Arinzano_US To start, would love to hear why Spain’s #Pago designation matters #SommChat!

Arínzano Winery @Arinzano_US: @keepercoll a.#Pago designation is the peak of the Spain’s wine appellation pyramid, above the DOCa/DOQs of Rioja and Priorat #SommChat

Arínzano Winery @Arinzano_US: @keepercoll For #Pago status, wineries like @Arinzano_US undergo a 10-year process to prove the unique land, climate + winemaking #EarnedIt #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Q fr shy #SommChat peep: Have not seen or tasted a #Spanish #Chardonnay - are there a lot produced @Arinzano_US

Arínzano Winery @Arinzano_US: @keepercoll Not much, mostly New World stye, and definitely not in @Arinzano_US #Chardonnay Burgundian/Old World style #SommChat

Scott Ota @scottota: @keepercoll @pagodearinzano Thanks for chatting! Can you explain the difference between Vino de Pago and Grandes Pago de España? #SommChat

Arínzano Winery @Arinzano_US: @keepercoll @scottota Great question! Grandes @GrandesPagos (GPE) is a private association of great wines that come from a single vineyard,

Arínzano Winery @Arinzano_US:@keepercoll @scottota DO Pago is an appellation of origin from a single estate, plus the wine has to be made on the property #SommChat

Arínzano Winery @Arinzano_US: @keepercoll @scottota DO.Pago designation is the peak of the Spain’s wine appellation pyramid, above the DOCa/DOQs of Rioja and Priorat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Thx @scottota for such a great question for @Arinzano_US learned a lot from that #SommChat

Scott Ota @scottota: @keepercoll My pleasure! #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll:Q fr #SommChat #Somm do you mkt @Arinzano_US #Chardonnay only in major #US markets or is it widely available? Resto only or Retail too?

Arínzano Winery @Arinzano_US: @keepercoll Available resto and retail in all states, but very small production (Gran Vino is 500 cases total) #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: @scottota twitter handle is @Arinzano_US #SommChat

Sandy Wasserman CS @SandyWasserman: Q @Arinzano_US Whom are your winemaking mentors? #SommChat

Arínzano Winery @Arinzano_US: @SandyWasserman Long list. I knew I wanted to be a winemaker since the age of five, thanks to my grandfather #SommChat

Arínzano Winery @Arinzano_US: @SandyWasserman In Portugal, I worked with Dias Cardoso and in Argentina, Onofre Arcos, who taught me about sparkling winemaking #SommChat

Arínzano Winery @Arinzano_US: @SandyWasserman Pierre Lurton at Cheval des Andes as well. Now I'm more inspired by wines, which are the true stars #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Q fr #SommChat #Somm - what is terroir like N #Pago where UR #Chardonnay is made & how did U decide to make it #Burgundy style @Arinzano_US

Arínzano Winery @Arinzano_US: @keepercoll Gran Vino #Chardonnay comes from Las Canteras, one of our oldest vineyards with very poor alluvial soils #Chardonnay #SommChat

Arínzano Winery @Arinzano_US:@keepercoll Knowing the incredible terroir we had and being a fan of the Burgundy expression of #Chardonnay I was inspired! #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: @Arinzano_US Tell us more about the #vinification process for Arinzano’s Gran Vino #Chardonnay #SommChat

Arínzano Winery @Arinzano_US: @keepercoll It's at a high elevation with quite a cold breeze from the north Atlantic that allows very slow ripening #Chardonnay #SommChat

Arínzano Winery @Arinzano_US: @keepercoll Tasting in the vineyard first, each and every decision for the winemaking is dedicated to conveying that expression #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Q fr #SommChat #Somm - how long has @Arinzano_US been making #Chardonnay & what changes have U seen in the #wine over time?

Arínzano Winery @Arinzano_US: @keepercoll the Hacienda de Arinzano #Chardonnay is new! The Gran Vino #Chardonnay, 2010, which tastes beautifully fresh (aged six years!)

Arínzano Winery @Arinzano_US: @keepercoll We are exploring barrels and aging processing (in bottle) as part of our #Chardonnay evolution #SommChat

Scott Ota @scottota: @keepercoll @Arinzano_US With 2.5K sunlight hours/yr, how do harness the energy in the vineyard to bring flavor to the wines? #SommChat

Arínzano Winery @Arinzano_US: @scottota @keepercoll A canopy that protects each and every cluster #Chardonnay #SommChat

Sandy Wasserman CS @SandyWasserman: Q. @Arinzano_US What do you like to drink when not drinking your wine? Thanks #sommchat

Arínzano Winery @Arinzano_US: @SandyWasserman A recent favorite is Krug 1988, and I also enjoy beer (IPA), fresh juice, (2/2) #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: @Arinzano_US What is the production of Gran Vino and Hacienda #Chardonnay? #SommChat

Arínzano Winery @Arinzano_US: @keepercoll Gran Vino 2010 Chardonnay has about 96 cases here in the U.S., and 500 cases total (1/2) #SommChat

Luke Boland @Luke_Boland: @keepercoll @Arinzano_US Do you make DO Pago examples of indigenous spanish varieties?

Luke Boland @Luke_Boland: @keepercoll Woops! Forgot my #Sommchat!

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: @Luke_Boland great to see you on #SommChat today with @Arinzano_US always learn from your Questions!

Luke Boland @Luke_Boland: @keepercoll @Arinzano_US Side note though, these Chardonnays are really delicious! #Sommchat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: @Luke_Boland we have your back here on #SommChat - no worries

Arínzano Winery @Arinzano_US: @Luke_Boland @keepercoll Thank you! Side note, we do make three Tempranillo-based reds #SommChat

David Keck @yrmom_safoodie: @Arinzano_US what prompted the choice of #chardonnay in Navarra? Is there a tradition of planting that variety in the area? #SommChat

Arínzano Winery @Arinzano_US: @yrmom_safoodie Not traditional, but In our Pago the natural conditions are exceptional for #Chardonnay it was an easy choice #SommChat

David Keck @yrmom_safoodie: @Arinzano_US or was it primarily a love of the grape? #SommChat -- thanks for being on today, by the way!

Jill Zimorski @jillzimorski: Hey…that was my question! @Arinzano_US #SommChat #keckforthewin

David Keck @yrmom_safoodie: @jillzimorski @Arinzano_US ha! Sorry! #SommChat

June Rodil @JuneRodil: @Arinzano_US @keepercoll Is there a marked terroir difference in the Hacienda v the Gran Vino or barrel selection or both? #sommchat

Arínzano Winery @Arinzano_US: @JuneRodil @keepercoll Both! Soil types, elevation and wind influence cause variation (1/3) #SommChat

Arínzano Winery @Arinzano_US: @JuneRodil @keepercoll For Gran Vino #Chardonnay 2010, valley differences where vineyard is planted delivers incredible complexity #SommChat

Arínzano Winery @Arinzano_US: @JuneRodil @keepercoll Hacienda #Chardonnay vineyard soil has more clay, more consistent soil; style is fresher, fruit driven #SommChat

Arínzano Winery @Arinzano_US: @JuneRodil @keepercoll Hacienda is 70% stainless and 30% second use barrel #SommChat

June Rodil @JuneRodil: @Arinzano_US @keepercoll Oak textures on GV = lovely & complex but not overwhelming. different tonneliere for the bottles or same? #sommchat

Arínzano Winery @Arinzano_US: @JuneRodil @keepercoll Thank you! Love your description. Main cooper is Damy with three different oak origins; Allier, Neveres, Vosnes

Luke Boland @Luke_Boland: @keepercoll @Arinzano_US So is a good way to think of DO Pago like a Monopole AOP in France, or slightly different idea? #Sommchat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: can’t wait for this answer @Luke_Boland #SommChat

Arínzano Winery @Arinzano_US: @keepercoll @Luke_Boland Yes, this is a good comparison! #SommChat

Sandy Wasserman CS @SandyWasserman: Q @Arinzano_US Any desire to make wine outside of Spain if you have not already? If so what & where? Thanks #sommchat

Arínzano Winery @Arinzano_US: @SandyWasserman I've made wine (short list) in Portugal, Argentina, Spain, consulted in Brazil, Australia, CA, NZ #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: what a dream team of #Somms @scottota @Luke_Boland @yrmom_safoodie @jillzimorski @JuneRodil on #SommChat today w/ @Arinzano_US gr8 Qs

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Q fr #SommChat #Somm - what is the best drinking window on Hacienda? on Gran Vino? @Arinzano_US

Arínzano Winery @Arinzano_US: @keepercoll Hacienda #Chardonnay is ready to drink now up to 2-3 years is optimal; Gran Vino #Chardonnay has more to offer even after 6-yr

Jill Zimorski @jillzimorski: @Arinzano_US @keepercoll 2010 Gran Vino & 2014 Hacienda de Arinzano #Chardonnay are the 1st vintages of Chardonnay the estate has produced? #SommChat

Jill Zimorski @jillzimorski: Follow up: to that ?: (#SommChat) Was the intention to always make white wine as well, or a more recent decision?

Arínzano Winery @Arinzano_US: @jillzimorski The first Arinzano plantings in '98 included #Chardonnay; the launch of white wines was decided later #SommChat

David Keck @yrmom_safoodie: @jillzimorski and a follow-up to that! @Arinzano_US -do you see others starting to make white DO Pago wines, or are you unique? #SommChat

Arínzano Winery @Arinzano_US: @yrmom_safoodie @jillzimorski Great question--I'm not sure but will get back to you over the next days; majority DO Pagos focused on reds #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: What can we look forward from @Arinzano_US #SommChat

Arínzano Winery @Arinzano_US: @keepercoll Our winemaking team is exploring the Arinzano’s potential! We are testing lees-aged rose, sparkling, other red wine blends #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: @Arinzano_US What #food pairing do U recommend w/ each of Arinzano’s #Chardonnays? Any ideal setting N which 2 enjoy each ? #SommChat

Arínzano Winery @Arinzano_US: @keepercoll Try Hacienda #Chardonnay with oysters, seafood, Chinese, less acidity/more complexity than typical white wine pairings #SommChat

Arínzano Winery @Arinzano_US: @keepercoll Re Gran Vino #Chardonnay, it's impeccable with grilled fish, like Branzino, monkfish, with pork, tropical-based sauces #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Time to wrap up! Hope U enjoyed talking #Wine w/ #Winemaker Manuel Louzada @Arinzano_US on #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Great to have Manuel @Arinzano_US join us today for #SommChat. We hope everyone learned as much as we did! #WW

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Please join us in thanking #Winemaker Manuel @Arinzano_US for his time on #SommChat

Arínzano Winery @Arinzano_US: @keepercoll Great to be with you all and geek out on Arinzano Pago and #Chardonnay See you again soon! #SommChat