Andeluna Rose Blanc De Franc Tupungato 2020

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Andeluna Rose Blanc De Franc Tupungato 2020

Country - Argentina

Region - Mendoza

Grape Varieties - Cabernet Franc 100%

Alcohol by volume - 12.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Andeluna

Tasting notes - A refreshing rosé with intense floral aromas, with spicy and herbal top notes of white pepper, tomato leaf and basil. The unctuous palate has a silky texture and is beautifully balanced by bright acidity on the crisp, spicy finish.

Awards
90 pts, James Suckling, 2021

Andeluna Rose Blanc De Franc Tupungato 2020

A full-bodied rosé with a silky texture and intense floral
and red fruit notes through to a crisp and spicy finish.
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 and 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 are grown in Tupungato, in the Uco Valley at an elevation of 1,300 metres
above sea level. At this altitude the diurnal temperature swings have a great influence
on the vines, creating a long, gradual ripening process. The grapes develop thicker
skins to protect themselves against the intense sunlight, resulting in concentrated
flavours and deep colours. The cool temperatures encourage balancing fresh acidity
and high aromatic intensity. The microclimate also helps to keep the vines healthy and
naturally controls the vigour of the vine, resulting in low yields of concentrated juice. The
vines are Guyot trained as this method helps to protect against frost. The soils combine
alluvial, coalluvial and wind deposits with rocky, sandy and calcareous elements. The
vineyard is in conversion to organic status.
Winemaking
The fruit was vinified with minimal intervention following a philosophy of respecting the
grape’s origins and terroir. For this wine, the Cabernet Franc grapes were treated as
though they were a white variety in the vineyard and the cellar. The grapes were
immediately pressed with the free run juice being separated from the pressed juice.
Only the free-run juice was used for this wine. Fermentation took place with natural
yeasts in stainless steel tanks, without the influence of oak, in order to retain the purity of
fruit.
Tasting Note
A refreshing rosé with intense floral aromas, with spicy and herbal top notes of white
pepper, tomato leaf and basil. The unctuous palate has a silky texture and is beautifully
balanced by bright acidity on the crisp, spicy finish.
Grape
Cabernet Franc 100%

Awards
90 pts, James Suckling, 2021

Region: Mendoza
Subregion: Tupungato
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 12.5%

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