Andeluna – Torrontes ‘1300’, Uco Valley – 2020

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This aromatic wine shows lovely rose, jasmine, peach and grapefruit notes combined with a touch of exotic spice.

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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:
The 2020 summer was dry and relatively cool compared to the previous year. This allowed the maturation cycle for each variety to be slow and complete; the polyphenolic maturity was the best in recent years. The grapes were harvested were in optimal, healthy condition and display a very good level of natural acidity, which translates into freshness to balance the concentrated fruit flavours.

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 once the grapes have reached optimum maturity levels. The vineyard is cultivated organically.

WINEMAKING:
After careful manual selection of the clusters, the grapes were destemmed and fermented with selected yeasts at controlled temperatures of 14°C. The wine was aged in stainless steel tanks, without any influence from oak or malolactic conversion, which preserved freshness and varietal characteristics.

TASTING NOTE:
Delightful aromas of white flowers, jasmine, peach, apricot and grapefruit combine with flavours of tropical fruits, citrus and a touch of spice in this refreshing and aromatic wine.

GRAPE:
Torrontés 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

White Wine

Vintage

2020

Alcoholic Strength

12.5%

Dry/Sweet Value (1 being dry, 7 being very sweet)

2

Residual Sugar

0.9 g/L

Contains Sulphites

Yes

Vegetarian

Yes

Vegan

Yes

Milk

No

Eggs

No

Organic

No

Biodynamic

No

Format Available

75cl

Closure

Screwcap

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