Mendel Lunta Malbec 2016 Bottle

Mendel Lunta Malbec 2016 Bottle
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SKU 48400

750ml Bottle

Intense fruity aromas of raspberry, plum, blackberry and cassis immediately greet you upon first sniff. These explosive fruit notes continue on the palate of this medium-bodied, easy to drink Malbec. Food Pairing: Soft tannins give way to a long finish making this wine enjoyable on its own or paired with lamb, spareribs or pork tenderloin.
Category Red Wine
Region Argentina, Mendoza, Lujan de Cuyo
Brand Mendel
Alcohol/vol 14.3%
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Wine AdvocateThe 2016 Lunta Malbec mixes grapes from old Malbec vineyards planted in 1928 in Mayor Drummond in Luján de Cuyo that yielded some 7,500 kilos of grapes per hectare. It fermented in stainless steel vats, and half of the wine was kept in those vats, while the other half matured in second and third use French oak barriques for 12 months. It might have less concentration and structure, but the wine has very good freshness. It was cropped from an extremely rainy vintage, which caused some issues; fortunately, it was also cold, so there was not much botrytis (there was quite a lot of mildew, though)-a clear El Niño vintage. It's very fruit-driven and juicy, pleasant and balanced. 85,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in November 2017.

Luis Gutierrez, June 29, 2018

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