Type: Red Wine
Country: Argentina
Region: Mendoza
Code: MEND070
Mendel Malbec is the maximum expression of this variety in the Mendoza terroir. This variety is perfectly adapted to the Argentinian climate and soil, displaying its typical aromas of mature fruit, plums, raisins and violets, with full-bodied, meaty flavours.
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Mendel Wines

Mendel Winery embodies the partnership of one of Argentina’s most respected and experienced winemakers, Roberto de la Mota, with an established Argentine family. Together they are dedicated to producing wines of unquestionable superior quality expressing the quality and character of their very old Malbec and Cabernet vineyards in Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina. They choose the best lots from their vineyards, and pay rigorous attention to every detail of the artisan winemaking process: from selecting parcels and picking grapes to fermentation in small tanks and aging wines in the finest French oak. Ancient vineyards, passionate people, experience and friendship are blended to create Mendel's remarkable wines.
Displaying the typical aromas of mature fruit, plums, raisins and violets, with full-bodied, meaty flavors.
Great with barbecued lamb, beef or pork.
Roberta de la Mota, the winemaker, selects the best parcels of Malbec, often from older vines, from selected vineyards dotted around the Mendel Estate. Average age of the vines is 45 years old. Harvesting takes place based on analysis to determine full phenolic ripeness. The grapes are hand picked, sorted and 100% destemmed. Manual berry selection at the sorting table. Fermentation and maceration take place in a mixture of concrete and 80-hectolicter tanks. Daily manual pigeage during the ferment for almost 2 weeks, then rackewd into new and used American and French oak. 12 months ageing in oak, with minimal filtration prior to bottling.

Decanter September 2022, South American Old-Vine Reds, 92 points: "Juicy and open with plums, damson, chocolate and liquorice. Good density of fruit on the palate, moderate acidity and good typicity."

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