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Producer: Andeluna CellarsGrape Varieties: 85% Malbec, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% MerlotOptimum Drinking: Within 5 yearsWine Style: Full bodied rounded lush redAlcohol by Volume: 13.9%Closure: ScrewcapCountry: Argentina
Andeluna was created by its owner, international businessman H.Ward Lay (son of the founder of Lays – the parent company of Walkers crisps). The winery and vineyards are situated in the beautiful Uco Valley close to the town of Tupungato. This area, close to the Andes, is producing some of the best fruit in Argentina and according to us is already producing world-class Cabernet.
Tasting Note: Deep red colour with a purple hue, bouquet of lavender and strawberries. Lush redcurrant, plum and morello cherry flavours on the palate with hints of chocolate and pepper. Well rounded and soft tannins with a lingering finishStyle: Full bodiedVariety: 85% Malbec, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% MerlotViticulture: Berries were small and clustered and the yields low. Tupungato has high levels of sunshine hours and low rainfall. The winery irrigates with water from the snowmelt on the Andes MountainsRegion: Mendoza
Soil Type: Alluvial, sandy stone (good drainage)Winemaker: Silvio Alberto with consultant Michael RollandClosure: SyntheticFermentation: Pre-fermentation and maceration in stainless steel tanks. Matured in French and American oak barrels for 8 months with a further 6 months in bottle before releaseAlcohol: 13.9%Food: Steak, grilled vegetables, game, Mexican, pastaAwards: Silvio Alberto was recently recognised as Outstanding Winemaker of the Year in Argentina
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