Allamand Valle de Uco Malbec 2015:
Our main objective with this line of wines is to show the distinctive characteristics that our own grapes grown in the Valle de Uco region are capable of expressing. The Allamand Valle de Uco Malbec from Luminis is the heart of this line of wines.
Starting at 3,000 feet above sea level and located at the feet of the Andes range, the Valle de Uco region is today’s place for long lasting and complex malbecs in Argentina: generally showing wines with higher natural acidity, deep bright purple colors, and floral aromas in the nose. These characteristics, very typical of wines made with 100% fruit from Valle de Uco, translate into wines that are more complex, interesting, and easy to drink. We, at Luminis, continuously work in capturing these differentiators and offer them through our Valle de Uco line of wines.
Allamand Valle de Uco Malbec 2015 is a 100% malbec that is made with fruit that comes from the three vineyards that Cristian works in Valle de Uco:
* 40% comes from the 12 hectares Cristian planted with his father Raymond in the district of Las Pintadas, department of Tunuyán, in 2000. Fruit was hand picked and transported in 15 kg bins on March 30 and 31.
* 40% comes from a new site Cristian planted in the district of El Cepillo in 2011. Fruit was hand picked and transported in 15 kg bins on April 1 and 2.
* 20% comes from the 10 hectares that Cristian planted with this father in law, Fico Villafañe, in Altamira iin 1997. Fruit was hand picked and transported in 15 kg bins on April 6 y 7.
For our vineyards, the 2015 vintage was similar to the previous two vintages with a vintage slightly warmer than the average. The changes Cristian introduced into the vineyards during 2014 are felt with more evidence during this vintage, allowing us to pick fruit 10 days earlier than the previous vintage and almost 20 days earlier than the historical average. The result was a wine with more natural acidity, less alcohol, brighter fruit, and more present violet aromas than vintages before.