Andeluna – Malbec ‘Altitud’, Uco Valley – 2019

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A full flavoured and bold Malbec with plum, blackberry and vanilla oaky flavours and just a hint of liquorice through to a robust and intense finish.

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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 are grown in Tupungato, which is situated at an altitude of 1,300 metres above sea level. The area is characterised by its great diurnal temperature swings, which encourages aromatic expression and a great intensity of colour in the wine. The vines are irrigated by a drip-water system that regulates and supplies the exact amount of water that the plant needs. Grown in soils which are predominantly alluvial and sandy, the vines undergo strict canopy management in order to reduce yields.

WINEMAKING:
The clusters were manually selected and underwent pre-fermentation maceration at low temperatures. Fermentation took place with natural yeasts in stainless steel tanks at temperatures maintained at approximately 26°C. The wine was aged in French oak barrels for eight to 12 months, followed by a minimum of six months in bottle, prior to release.

TASTING NOTE:
A full flavoured Malbec with intense aromas of red fruits and violets. Sweet fruit on the palate is backed by soft, but high volume tannins which give the wine a long and exquisite finish.

GRAPE:
Malbec 100%.

COUNTRY:
Argentina

REGION:
Mendoza

SUB-REGION:
Uco Valley

Additional information

Country

Argentina

Region

Mendoza

Sub-region

Uco Valley

Producer / Winery

Andeluna

Winemaker

Manuel Gonzalez

Style

Red Wine

Vintage

2019

Alcoholic Strength

14.5%

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

D

Residual Sugar

2.5 g/L

Contains Sulphites

Yes

Vegetarian

Yes

Vegan

Yes

Milk

No

Eggs

No

Organic

No

Biodynamic

No

Format Available

75cl

Closure

Diam

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