Andeluna – Malbec ‘1300’, Uco Valley – 2019 (Magnum)

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Rich ripe black cherries on the nose with a touch of graphite and liquorice and more than a hint of sous bois and vanilla.

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PRODUCER NOTE:
Founded in 2003, Andeluna produces premium mountain wines from their 70 hectare vineyard situated at an elevation of 1,300 metres in the rocky terroir of Gualtallary, Tupungato in the Uco Valley, Mendoza. By night, the moon can be seen illuminating the magnificent Andes Mountains nearby and the winery has been named after this stunning scene. The vineyard is managed using sustainable practices and in 2015 the entire vineyard was soil mapped with cultivation methods adapted accordingly. Winemaker, Manuel Gonzalez (previously Head Winemaker at Pulenta Estate and Chief Oenologist at Trivento) works alongside Andeluna’s wine consultant Hans Vinding Diers, together they use minimal intervention to create outstanding wines which have propelled this producer into the global spotlight in a very short space of time.

VINTAGE:
2019 saw outstanding quality in the Uco Valley region. Excellent conditions during the growing season resulted in good quality fruit with expressive aromatics and freshness due to the natural acidity.

VINEYARD:
The grapes were grown in vineyards located in Tupungato, at over 1,300 metres above sea level. The area is characterised by its wide diurnal temperature range, which produces grapes with a great intensity of colour and a distinctive aromatic expression. The vineyards are adequately irrigated through a drip management system, which provides exactly the right amount of water needed by the plant. Canopy management in the vineyard controls yields and produces small, concentrated berries with the perfect amount of sun exposure. The vines are grown in alluvial, sandy soils and are manually harvested.

WINEMAKING:
After hand selecting the very best bunches, the grapes were destemmed and underwent a pre-fermentation maceration at low temperatures. Fermentation took place with natural and selected yeasts, in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks at approximately 26°C. The wine was matured in previously used French oak barrels for three months and then cellared for a further three months prior to release.

TASTING NOTE:
Rich ripe black cherries on the nose with a touch of graphite and liquorice and more than a hint of sous bois and vanilla.

GRAPE:
Malbec 100%.

COUNTRY:
Argentina

REGION:
Mendoza

SUB-REGION:
Uco Valley

AWARDS:
• 91 Points, Decanter World Wine Awards, 2020
• Silver, Decanter World Wine Awards, 2021

Additional information

Country

Argentina

Region

Mendoza

Sub-region

Uco Valley

Producer / Winery

Andeluna

Winemaker

Manuel Gonzalez

Style

Red Wine

Vintage

2019

Alcoholic Strength

14%

Body Value (A being light-bodied, E being full-bodied)

C

Residual Sugar

2.5 g/L

Contains Sulphites

Yes

Vegetarian

Yes

Vegan

Yes

Milk

No

Eggs

No

Organic

No

Biodynamic

No

Format Available

150cl (Magnum)

Closure

Diam

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