Intense red with violet tints. The bouquet shows high complexity and intensity. It’s characteristic notes are fresh fruits – black cherries, plums, blackberries and cassis. After the fruits appear the spices and notes from the wood like chocolate, caramel and toast, which denote the 16 months of ageing in new French oak. This is a wine of great harmony. It’s very fleshy and meaty, with fine, round tannins. The Cabernet Sauvignon contributes the tannic structure and the Malbec its fleshy, meaty and round character. The aromas on the palate are very complex and repeat those detected in the olfaction. It is elegant, with acidity that emphasizes its freshness on the finish.
for the equivalent of £31.65 a bottle
CASE OF 6 BOTTLES
Grower: Mendel Estate
Grape Variety: Malbec / Cabernet Sauvignon
Style: Ripe and Fruity
Appellation: Luján de Cuyo – Mendoza
Alcohol: 14.5% ABV
Bottle Size: 75cl
4 in stock
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.