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MENDEL LUNTA MALBEC 2017

  • Closure: Cork
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • Grape: 100% Malbec

$32.99 $26.99 elsewhere $32.99

Regions : Mendoza

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A high-quality, classic Malbec from Argentina. Rich, ripe fruit is given a fine and structured expression, giving satisfaction in a serious and a food-friendly style. The fruit of old vines (about 90 years) growing on original rootstocks in an elevated location are hand harvested and carefully sorted. With about half going into new oak there is savoury power and texture, while for the rest stainless steel preserves the clarity of dark red fruits.


Winery notes (2017 Vintage)
"Lunta comes from our vineyards facing the Lunlunta hills. This Malbec, planted in 1928, has been cultivated and grown using the same exacting techniques as the parcels used for Mendel. During the barrel ageing we do a complete tasting of all the barrels, selecting for this wine those with more fruit and lighter body and structure, to achieve a fresh and easy drinking Malbec."


Luis Guttierrez, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2017 Vintage)
"The approachable, creamy and expressive 2017 Lunta Malbec has notes of ripe berries and a touch of beeswax, pollen and honey that I find in many Mediterranean wines. This comes from the classical zone of Mendoza, and in 2017, the grapes achieved good ripeness; it's juicy and with a soft palate. Some 60% of the volume matured in barrique because the year delivered wines with more structure and winemaker Roberto de la Mota thought it needed a little bit more of élevage. A textbook example of a classical Malbec from Mendoza. 85,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in February 2019. Drink 2019 – 2022."


Stephen Tanzer, Vinous (2017 Vintage)
"Bright ruby-red. Somewhat inky scents and flavours of black and red fruits and licorice pastille, lifted by herbs. Slightly bound-up but there's excellent dark fruit intensity here, not to mention good density and a fine-grained texture for the price. Roberta de la Mota makes this wine from very old vines (roughly 90 years) in riverbed alluvial soils at the base of the Lunlunta foothills behind his winery in Mayor Drummond. Drink 2019 – 2024."

We provide a door to door delivery service nationwide. Delivery charges are calculated on a 12 bottle case or part there of.

Delivery charges are calculated during the checkout process. Please ensure you choose the correct delivery region. We will advise you if you have chosen the incorrect delivery region.

You may also choose to 'pick up' your order from our wine shop at 188 Durham Street South, Christchurch.

For further details on prices and delivery options please go to the Delivery & Returns section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that it may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on (03) 3655134.

Note, for orders of 1 - 2 bottles we charge an additional $3 for packaging. To ensure the safety of the bottles we use specially designed posting boxes.

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