Andeluna Pasionado Uco Valley Malbec 2018

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Andeluna Pasionado Uco Valley Malbec 2018

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.

Andeluna Pasionado Uco Valley Malbec 2018

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


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
2018 saw an absence of high temperatures, so the grapes ripened slowly and
gradually. The dry summer weather and cooler temperatures resulted in grapes of
excellent health and good quality at harvest time. The volume harvested was below
average of the past decade, but the resulting wines are of excellent quality. The whites
are very pure, aromatic, fresh, precise and vibrant.


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.


Grape
Malbec 100%

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