Lujan de Cuyo is known historically as the prime zone for wine-growing in Mendoza. Its high altitude location at around 2,500 feet, in combination with a semi-desert climate and low-nutrient stony soils provide ideal conditions for cultiva
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This wine has spent between 12 and 15 months in oak which was made up from 80% New French Oak and 20% New American Oak. It is a well structured strong wine with some intensity and complexity with great character. Made up of super ripe dark fruits, cherries, blackberries and some soft vanilla. It also carries some warming spice with mint like freshness with tannins to give some fantastic grip. This wine is certainly not messing about.
Since 2004 the torrent of accolades, including an IWC Gold for their Amarone and glowing reviews from Jancis Robinson, would suggest that they made the right decision. Now at the forefront of the new wave production of Soave, Valpolicella and Amarone, the wines combine beautiful fruit concentration with fresh, bright acidity. Another recent string to their bow was the release of a no added sulphur Soave.
Enjoy with grilled red meat, game or ripe cheeses.
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