Andeluna 1300 Malbec 2018, Mendoza, Argentina
It's rare to find wines of such consistency year in, year out, but the Andeluna 1300 Malbec never fails us, vintage after vintage. It's an impeccably judged combination of vibrant, juicy fruit flavours and richer, more complex qualities that can only come from skilled winemaking and maturation. On the palate This vegan red wine shows notes of strawberry and plums combine with a delicate floral character, finishing with a touch of vanilla and some hallmark Malbec spiciness.
Fantastic value for money, and eminently quaffable. Equal parts party wine, Friday night-in wine, and if you so desire, food wine. Try it with ratatouille or a spicy vegan pizza or if you love meat a delicious Argentinean steak will pair wonderfully.
Following fermentation, the wine was aged for three months in French oak casks and then matured for a further 3 months in bottle, melding the fruit and oak flavours. No animal-based fining agents or winery aids were used during the vinification.
Andeluna is a modern, innovative producer based in Mendoza, Argentina. Utilising the best techniques and consultancy from both the Old World and New, they are producing wines of global prestige with forward-thinking and vegan-friendly technology.
Andeluna 1300 Malbec gets its name from the height of the vineyards of Andeluna, situated 1300 meters above sea level. This is a delightful Malbec and a winner of many awards in competitions throughout the world. It shows complex flavours and an intensity of fruit that is delightful. It can be drunk on its own or with a good steak. The value for money factor is huge with this Malbec as it punches well above its weight.
Andeluna is a small boutique winery specialising in premium Bordeaux varietals of world-class recognition. Their estate-owned vineyards are located in the higher altitude vineyards of Tupungato, one of the best subregions of Mendoza. Their wines are under the special care of winemaker Silvio Alberto along with the expert help of French specialist and wine guru, Michel Rolland.
After selecting the very best bunches, the grapes are destemmed and fermented in stainless steel tanks. The wine is then aged in French and American oak for six months and then aged for a further six months in the bottle before release.
Grapes come from our vineyards located in Tupungato at an altitude of 1300 meters above sea level. The plants are irrigated by a drop-water system that regulates and supply the exact amount of water that the plant needs.
This Malbec has great body with roundness and elegance. Intense aromas of cherry, black currant, cassis and vanilla with notes of cherry liqueur and dark chocolate combine with lush flavours of raspberries, spices, chocolate and anise that complement the sweet tannins and produce a bottle of exceptional wine with intense fruit notes and a long finish.
International Trophy Decanter 2010 - Regional Trophy Decanter 2009 - Gold Medal Argentina Wine Awards 2011 - Decanter Gold Medal Vint. 2007 - Wine Enthusiast 90pts Best Buy 2008
Country / Region / Appellation
AR / Mendoza / Uco Valley
Vegetarian/Vegan - Yes/Yes
Milk/Eggs - No/No
Contains Sulphites - Yes
ABV% - Yes