Lunta by Mendel

75 cl

Wonderful intense Malbec with typical intense flavours of black cherries, plums and blackberry. Much of the fruit used in this wine comes from some of Argentina's oldest Malbec vines planted in 1928 in Luján de Cuyo. Winemaker Roberto de la Mota is one of the country's most respected, and has worked with several top producers of France and Argentina.

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Lunta by Mendel

Wonderful intense Malbec with typical intense flavours of black cherries, plums and blackberry. Much of the fruit used in this wine comes from some of Argentina's oldest Malbec vines planted in 1928 in Luján de Cuyo. Winemaker Roberto de la Mota is one of the country's most respected, and has worked with several top producers of France and Argentina.

Tasting Notes from Celtic Whiskey Shop and Wines on the Green
Nose Intense and very fruity. Scents of red fruits such as raspberries and plums and black fruits such as mulberries are predominant and there are also notes of violets. After the fruits appear some notes from the wood like vanilla and caramel, the result of ageing in French oak, which bring more intensity.
Palate It is a very gentle and drinkable wine, very fruit forward. The oral and fruit notes as well as the acidity bring intensity, freshness and vivacity. Its mature and soft tannins make this wine well bodied and balanced.
Colour Intense Ruby Red
Fact Sheet
Fluid 75 cl
Grape Variety 100% Malbec
Alcohol % 14.5%
Style Dry, Full Bodied
Estate/Producer Mendel Wines
Country Argentina
Region/AOC Mendoza
Vintage 2014
Making Techniques Harvesting by hand in 18 kg boxes. Grapes selected by hand on vibrant tables. Fermentation in tanks of 80HL with punching down by hand on the rst weeks. 2 weeks of maceration. Pneumatic Press minimum pressure. Malolactic fermentation in barrels. Ageing 50% in new French oak barrels of second and third use during 12 months, the other 50% in stainless steel tanks. Smooth clarification, without filtration. Bottling in September 2013.
Closure Cork
Cellaring/Ageing Potential Drink now, good for 5 Years
Awards and/or Press Quotes
Vinous Media 89 Points. "...Good full medium ruby. Blackberry, licorice, and nutty oak on the inviting nose. Concentrated and sappy on the palate, with a creamy quality to the blackberry, black plum and fig flavours. Harmonious acidity gives the wine grip while accenting its seamless texture. Finishes with firm tannic spine and very good length."
Robert Parker 88 Points "The 2011 Lunta Malbec, from Mayor Drummond in Lujan de Cuyo, comes from 82-year-old un-grafted vines that are picked by hand and raised for 12 months in new, second and third year oak barrel (65%), with 35% in stainless steel. Roberto de la Moto told me that he seeks more fruit on the Lunta vis-a-vis his other labels. It has a natural, elegant bouquet of blackberry, black plum, cassis and a touch of dried herbs on the nose that is not powerful, but elegant. The palate is medium-bodied with a crisp entry. It has fine tannins and a precise, understated finish of raspberry leaf, bergamot and wild strawberry. This is delicate and refined, yet still long in the mouth. Drink now-2019."
Wine Spectator 89 Points 'A ripe racy red, with juicy acidity backing the zesty blackberry and raspberry coulis flavors, as darker underbrush, smoke and mineral notes emerge on the slightly grippy finish.'

Tags: malbec, argentina, mendoza, lunta