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Producer: Andeluna CellarsGrape Varieties: 100% Cabernet FrancOptimum Drinking: Within 10 yearsWine Style: Full bodied rich and complex redAlcohol by Volume: 14.8%Closure: Natural CorkCountry: 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: Up-front bouquet of cloves, smoky oak and plums followed by chocolate and caramel on the palate with sweet fruit, Velvety smooth tannins and a lingering finishStyle: Full bodiedVariety: 100% Cabernet FrancViticulture: Small bunches were hand harvested from low yielding vines in Tupungato, Mendoza. This area 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: CorkFermentation: Fermented in stainless steel tanks with selected yeasts. The juice was pumped over the skins daily to maximise colour and flavour extraction. The wine was then aged in 85% new French oak and 15% American oak for 18 monthsAlcohol: 14.8% Food: Roast meats, spicy or tomato based saucesAwards: Silvio Alberto was recently recognised as Outstanding Winemaker of the Year in Argentina
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