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Mendel Lunta Malbec 2015



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Made under the Godfather of Malbec, Roberto de la Mota, from vines planted in 1928 at around 1000m above sea level! This wine has a balanced acidity bringing intensity, freshness and vivacity. Mature and soft tannins ensure this wine is full bodied and well balanced.

Food Matching: Superb with beef, spicy foods, mature and hard cheese.

Grape Variety100% Malbec

Region: Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina
Vineyard: Estate owned vines in Luján de Cuyo
Age of the Vineyard: Planted around 1928
Time of Harvest: 1st to 3rd week of April 
Altitude: 980m    

Harvest Method: Hand picked 
Viticulture & Winemaking: Superficial soil, shallow, stones very permeable clay loam. Grapes from the old vines are hand harvested in 18kg boxes. Fermentation In small tanks of 80 hl with manual pisoneo during the first weeks. 21 days of maceration. Continue with a neumatic pressed with soft pressure. Fermentationin malolactic tanks. Smooth clarification without filtration. Finally bottling. 50% of the wine was aged in new French oak barrels of second and third use for 12 months. And the other 50% remained in stainless steel tanks.

Oak Ageing: 50% of the wine was aged in new French oak barrels of second and third use for 12 months. And the other 50% remained in stainless steel tanks.
WinemakerRodrigo Romero

Alcohol: 14.5% vol.
Volume: 750ml
Standard Drinks: 8.5
Best Served: 16°-18°
Cellaring: Enjoy young but will develop in bottle.