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Mendel Semillon 2014

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93 Pts. James Suckling

91 Pts. Robert Parker 

17/20 Pt. Jancis Robinson

90 Pts. Wine & Spirit Magazine

Grape Variety: 100% Semillon
Tasting Notes: Very pleasant amber colour, with some green hints that give brightness to the wine.Fresh, elegant and intense nose. The initial aromas are fresh with citrus notes; later tropical notes, such as pineapple, are found, as well as white flowers and honey. Some notes such as coconut and soft vanilla aromas appear from the fermentation in new oak. The wine is a good combination of fresh, sweet aromas and minerality that results in an elegant and complex white wine.It is very fresh and mouth filling with a well-balanced acidity that reflects the freshness of the wine. The aromatics in the back of the mouth are similar to those in the nose: citrus and tropical fruit, as well as some coconut and caramel. It is a very dense wine, elegant, soft and velvety with a persistent end.

Vineyard: Altamira, San Carlos, Valle de Uco – Mendoza, Argentina

Age of the Vineyard: 70 years old, ungrafted old vines.
Altitude: 1,100 metres above sea level
Time of Harvest: March
Harvest Method: Manually in 18 kg boxes and selection of grape clusters in the vineyard. Vineyard yield of 7,000 kg/ha.
Winemaking: The grapes are refrigerated to lower the field temperatures. Direct pressing of the entire grape (with stems), on a very low pressure, in a pneumatic press. The juice is manipulated in an oxidative way for extraction. Fermentation and maceration occurs in stainless steel tanks and 15% of the juice is fermented in American oak at a temperature between 18° and 20°C. The wine is racked and decanted in stainless steel tanks. Malolactic fermentation takes place in tanks and 15% of the wine is fermented and aged for 8 months in American oak for complexity in the wine. The wine is then blended and filtered before being aged for at least 2 months in the bottle.
Winemaker and Vineyard Manager: Roberto de la Mota and Santiago Mayorga Boaknin

Alcohol: 13.4% vol.
: 750 ml
Residual Sugars
: 1.44 gr/litre
Standard Drinks
: 8.6
Peak drinking: Drink now-2018+  
Best Served: 14°-16°C
Ageing: 15% of the wine is fermented and aged for 8 months in American oak. It spends at least 2 months ageing in the bottle.