Apertura Malbec


for the equivalent of £13.95 a bottle

Grower: Mendel Estate
Grape Variety: Malbec
Style: Fresh and Mineral
Country: Argentina
Appellation: Luján de Cuyo – Mendoza
Vintage: 2019/20
Closure: CORK
Alcohol: 14.5% ABV
Bottle Size: 75cl

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An intense red Malbec with violet hues. The bouquet shows intense aromas of red and black fruits such as black cherries and plums, floral scents of violets; Spicy and soft aromas of licorice emerge on the palate, it exhibits a great volume and structure, ripe and well-present tannins, being at the same time silky and very friendly. Flavours of black cherry and plum reappear, providing it with an exceptional length on the palate.

MENDEL Winery embodies the union of Roberto de la Mota -one of Argentina’s most respected and experienced winemakers- with an established Argentine family. Originating high in the Andes Mountains, the alluvial soils of Mendel vineyards in Lujan de Cuyo are very poor in organic material. They are sandy on top with stone and gravel below giving excellent drainage during the rare bursts of rain in Mendoza. Excellent mineral content and low amounts of nitrogen result in healthy plants, but with low vigor, which helps increase concentration of flavor in the grapes. Together we are dedicated to producing wines of unquestionable superior quality expressing the quality and character of our very old Malbec and Cabernet vineyards in Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina. We choose the best lots from our almost 80-year-old vineyards, paying rigorous attention to every detail of the artisan winemaking process, from carefully sorting bunches to fermentation in small tanks to aging in the finest French oak. Ancient vineyards, passionate people, experience and friendship are blended to create our remarkable wines.



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