Andeluna Pasionado Malbec Mendoza 2015


£33.22 Price Per Bottle

£199.30 Price Per Case ( 6 Bottles )

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Country - Argentina

Region - Mendoza

Grape Varieties - Malbec 100%

Alcohol by volume - 14.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Andeluna

Tasting notes - Complex aromas of ripe red fruits and sweet notes of violet are complemented by delicate hints of vanilla, tobacco and a touch of chocolate. A structured, full bodied and

aromatic wine, enhanced by rounded sweet tannins and a long lasting finish.

Awards

93 Pts, Tim Atkin, 2018

90 Pts, James Suckling, 2018

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Ripe aromas of blackberry jam and dark chocolate with intense flavours and beautiful integration of fine elegance through to a very long finish. A powerhouse of a Malbec.

Producer Note

Founded in 2003, Andeluna is a small boutique winery specialising in premium Bordeaux varietals of world class recognition. The vineyard covers 70 hectares in the beautiful Uco Valley

near Tupungato, one of the best subregions of Mendoza. By night you can often see the moon illuminating the magnificent Andes Mountains nearby and the winery has been named

after this stunning scene. Situated at an altitude of 1,300 metres, the vineyard produces some of the best fruit in Argentina. Winemaker, Manuel Gonzalez (previously Head Winemaker

at Pulenta Estate and Chief Oenologist at Trivento) works alongside Andeluna's wine consultant Hans Vinding Diers to make outstanding wines which have propelled this producer into the

global spotlight in a very short space of time. Their Pasionado range is only made in exceptional vintages and rivals some of the great wines of the world.

Vintage

The best Malbecs of 2015 have a refinement and elegance that only occur in very cool years. A warm winter was followed by a perfectly cool summer and between 10 to 50 per cent more

rain than usual in the early autumn harvest months. In the Andeluna vineyards, the sloped stony soils and phenomenal drainage allowed the rain to have a mostly destressing effect on the

vines, resulting in an incredible balance of flavours. The Malbec in parcels with stony and limestone soils were undisputed superstars. Due to the warm winter, the harvest was between 10

and 15 days earlier than usual.

Vineyard

The grapes come from the vineyard located 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 the yields.

Winemaking

Manually harvested at dawn, in April when the grapes had reached full phenolic maturity, they were carefully selected by hand, to ensure no green material or imperfect fruit entered the

must. Pre-fermentation maceration took place to extract a rich colour, prior to temperature controlled fermentation. Post-fermentation maceration lasted for approximately 10 days to further

extract colour, flavour and fine tannins. When this was complete, the wine was racked. It was aged for 12 to 18 months in new French oak barrels and received a minimum of eight months

bottle ageing. Tasting Note Complex aromas of ripe red fruits and sweet ​notes of violet are complemented by delicate hints of vanilla, tobacco and a touch of chocolate. A structured, full

bodied and aromatic wine, enhanced by rounded sweet tannins and a long-lasting ​finish.

Serving Suggestion

Ideal with rich, meat stews and barbecued steak Grape

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Data sheet

Vintage
2015
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Size
6 Bottles
Region
Mendoza

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Andeluna Pasionado Malbec Mendoza 2015

Country - Argentina

Region - Mendoza

Grape Varieties - Malbec 100%

Alcohol by volume - 14.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Andeluna

Tasting notes - Complex aromas of ripe red fruits and sweet notes of violet are complemented by delicate hints of vanilla, tobacco and a touch of chocolate. A structured, full bodied and

aromatic wine, enhanced by rounded sweet tannins and a long lasting finish.

Awards

93 Pts, Tim Atkin, 2018

90 Pts, James Suckling, 2018

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