The story of Domain Punctum, the producer behind the Pablo Claro Special Selection Chardonnay, is quite interesting. Though the vineyards have been around since the early 1900s, it was not until 2005 that the Fernández siblings decided to make their own wines in a mindful and sustainable way. Everything they produce is organic and biodynamic, including today's wine find, the 2021 Pablo Claro Special Selection Chardonnay.
About the Punctum Biodynamic Family Vineyard
Founded in 2005 as a family venture by three siblings, Punctum Biodynamic Family Vineyards has evolved into a distinguished winery committed to crafting organic and biodynamic wines. With a global presence spanning over 40 countries across four continents, the vineyard has become an example of grade-A sustainable practices.
The Punctum vineyards are located in the town of Las Pedroñeras, Cuenca, central Spain, and are exclusively cultivated for domain wines.
About Pablo Claro Special Selection Chardonnay, 2021
One of the things I love about Chardonnay is that no matter where it's grown around the world, there are some unique traits it cannot shake and that it expresses the home and land in which it is grown. So, while you have a Chardonnay from Chablis or Napa, they both have their unique characteristic of home alongside the tell-tale Chardonnay'isms. The Pablo Claro Special Selection Chardonnay is no different. It, too, shows as a Chardonnay, but its sense of place bellows, especially on the palate.
Green apple, lime cordial, grapefruit, and fennel are portrayed on the nose. On the palate, ripe citrus notes exude, including that persistent grapefruit from the nose, with pineapple and a subtle hint of dried thyme. The Pablo Claro Special Selection Chardonnay truly encapsulates a complete and round flavour profile on the palate.
Pablo Claro Special Selection Chardonnay, 2021, would be ideal for fried fish dishes. It, quite frankly, will pair well with most white meats as this wine's acidity and overall structure will stand up to most dishes.
The Pablo Claro Special Selection Chardonnay, 2021 can be found in the LCBO Vintages section for $16.95.