Andeluna Pasionado Malbec
Andeluna Pasionado Malbec from Mendoza
The Andeluna Pasionado Malbec is a stunning example of vegan red wine. Andeluna's award winning range of Pasionado wines are only made in exceptional vintages, and as such only the very best grapes go into it. They are sourced from a vineyard 1300m above sea level with high diurnal temperature swings, and the cool night and hot, sunlit days mean that despite reaching full ripeness, the grapes maintain a freshness and purity that isn't barred by excess sugar.
On the palate, the wine is everything you'd expect from great Mendozan Malbec, with masses of ripe red fruit supported by a hint of cocoa, and a cosy, smoky vanilla note from the oak maturation. Despite its depth, it's still delicate, floral almost, and the extra layer of class and winemaking skill is distinctive throughout. This is a special wine for special occasions, so serve some special food accordingly...
The grapes were hand picked and hand selected bunch by bunch before crushing, to make sure only the best berries made it through. After fermentation, the wine was aged for 18 months in new French oak casks. 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.
Grape variety: 100% Malbec
From: Mendoza, Argentina
91pts, Decanter, 2017