Mendel Lunta Malbec

Country: 
Argentina
Region: 
Mendoza
Item code: 
RMN056
Vintage: 
2016
Bottle sizes: 
750 ML
Appellation: 
Lujan De Cuyo
Wine type: 
Red
Mendel
Varietals: 
Malbec (Cot)
The vineyards are located in the Lunlunta hills in Lujan de Cuyo just at the southern end of the Mendel estate vineyard. The vines are on average 82 years old and all ungrafted.
The average elevation of the vineyard is 3,280 feet.
Deeper soils than at Mendel estate with a touch more clay.
Meticulous viticulture with balance the focus. All the vines are worked by hand as well as the harvest.
No fining and no filtering.
65% is aged 12 months in French oak (1/3 new, 1/3 one year, 1/3 two year) and 35% stainless steel.
2,500 cases
Lunta Malbec comes from the southernmost parcel of the Mendel estate vineyard which lies in Lunlunta, a small district within Mendoza’s Lujan de Cuyo department as you approach the Mendoza River. These vines produce a fruitier, more medium-bodied wine as compared to the Well-structured Mendel Malbec, and it can be enjoyed at a younger age. 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 light-bodied, easy to drink Malbec. Soft tannins give way to a long finish making this wine enjoyable on its own or paired with pork tenderloin or lamb.
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