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Producer: Andeluna CellarsGrape Varieties: 100% MalbecOptimum Drinking: Within 6 yearsWine Style: Complex velvety redAlcohol by Volume: 14.5%Closure: ScrewcapCountry: Argentina
Intense red colour with violet hues. Aromas of figs and plums. Notes of vanilla, coffee and chocolate from its ageing in French oak barrels. Sweet in the mouth with soft tannins and long velvety finish.
Andeluna was founded in 2003 by the late Ward Lay whose family had interests in many industries and companies including Frito-Lay and Pepsico. The winery and vineyards cover 70 hectares in the beautiful Uco Valley near Tupungato, one of the best sub-regions of Mendoza. By night you can often see the moon illuminating the magnificent Andes Mountains nearby and the winery has been named after this stunning scene. At an altitude of 1,300 metres these vineyards produce some of the best fruit in Argentina. Their new winemaker, Manuel Gonzalez (previously Head Winemaker at Pulenta Estate and Chief Enologist at Trivento) works alongside Andeluna's wine consultant Michel Rolland, making outstanding wines which have propelled this producer into the world spotlight in a very short space of time. Their Pasionado range is only made in exceptional vintages and rivals some of the great wines of the world.
Alluvial, sandy soils
Berries are selected by hand before vinifcation and undergo pre-fermentation maceration at low temperatures. Fermentation by means of selected yeasts in stainless steel tanks at temperatures maintained at around 26°C . The wine is aged in French oak barrels for 12 months, followed by 8 months in bottle before release.
Decanter World Wine Awards, Bronze, 2014
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