Andeluna Malbec Altitud 2016

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Andeluna Malbec Altitud is aged in French oak barrels for 8-12 months, then a further 6 months in bottle, before release. The wine shows aromas of figs and plums, with notes of vanilla, coffee and chocolate granted by its ageing in French oak barrels. Ripe in the mouth with soft tannins and long velvety finish.

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Winery: Andeluna

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The grapes are grown 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 yields.

The clusters were manually selected and underwent pre-fermentation maceration at low temperatures. Fermentation took place with natural yeasts in stainless steel tanks at temperatures maintained at approximately 26°C. The wine was aged in French oak barrels for eight to 12 months, followed by a minimum of six months in bottle, prior to release.

 
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RRP £17.99
Vintage 2016
Alcoholic strength 14%
Serve with Red meats
Awards 92 Pts, Tim Atkin, 2018; 90 pts, James Suckling, 2019
Country Argentina
Region Mendoza
Subregion Valle de Uco
Grapes Malbec 100%
Body D
Contains sulphites Yes
Vegetarian Yes
Vegan Yes
Milk No
Eggs No
Organic No
Biodynamic No
 
Andeluna

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.

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