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Producer: Andeluna CellarsGrape Varieties: 85% Merlot 15% MalbecOptimum Drinking: Within 5 yearsWine Style: Medium bodied fruity redAlcohol by Volume: 14.8%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 in our opinio is already producing world-class Cabernet.
Tasting Note: Complex nose of cedar, kirsch and cloves, sweet and silky tannins with cherry, vanilla and pepper characters on the palate. Smooth and rounded with lush fruit flavours and soft underlying vanilla and oak notes
Style: Medium bodiedVariety: 85% Merlot 15% MalbecViticulture: The bunches were small 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: Synthetic Fermentation: Fermented in stainless steel tanks with regular pumping over of skins, the Merlot was then aged in French and American oak for 8 – 10 monthsAlcohol: 14.8%Food: Spicy food, tomato based sauces, pasta, red meatsAwards: Silvio Alberto was recently recognised as Outstanding Winemaker of the Year in Argentina
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