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  • Pinot Gris “XIV” 2016, Pulenta Estate, Mendoza, 12.5% vol, 75cl

    Pinot Gris “XIV” 2016, Pulenta Estate, Mendoza, 12.5% vol, 75cl

    ARG5

    The Pulenta family has been making wine in Argentina for three generations since the arrival of Angelo Pulenta and Palmina Spinssanti in Argentina from Ancona, Italy in 1902.

     

    Eduardo and Hugo Pulenta, run the estate today.

     

    The fruit for this wine (100% Pinot Gris) is from a vineyard planted in 1992, “La Zulema” Estate, Agrelo, in the Luján de Cuyo region situated at 980 metres above sea level.

     

    The grapes are hand picked with a selection of the bunches and grapes in the winery.


    Alcoholic fermentation is in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats. There is no malolactic fermentation and no oak is used.

     

    The wine is greenish/pale straw in appearance with a nose full of fresh citrus and white fruit aromas – peaches and apricots. Dry on the palate the wine has a rich mouthfeel with excellent fruit and firm balancing acidity. The finish is long and persistent.

    £12.42

  • Malbec “Clásico” 2015, Altos Las Hormigas, Mendoza, 13% vol, 75cl

    Malbec “Clásico” 2015, Altos Las Hormigas, Mendoza, 13% vol, 75cl

    ARG11

    Altos Las Hormigas is based in Luján de Cuyo, the only officially recognised appellation in Mendoza and one of the region’s premier vine growing areas.

     

    The estate is known as a Malbec specialist with a reputation as one of the country‘s top five producers of this particular variety. Alberto Antonini and fellow Tuscan, Antonio Morescalchi, were so impressed with the vineyards in the area around Mendoza, following their first trip to Argentina in 1995, that they persuaded a few friends to join with them in buying this estate. The estate covers 216 hectares, of which 40 were planted between 1996 and 1999.

     

    The grapes come from vineyards in Medrano, Barrancas and Lulunta in Mendoza, situated at 900-1,000m above sea level. The climate here is semi-desert with hot days and cool nights which help the aromatic development of the grapes.

     

    Grapes from different vineyards were vinified separately before the final blend. The wine was then aged for 12 months in concrete ‘piletas‘.

     

    Bright, luminous ruby with delicate aromas of red fruit, strawberry and plum and a touch of exotic spice. The palate is full of juicy, elegant fruit, silky tannins and a balanced structure. The result is an honest, persistent Malbec with a lingering finish.

    £12.96

  • “La Flor” Malbec 2016, Pulenta, Mendoza, 14% vol, 75cl

    “La Flor” Malbec 2016, Pulenta, Mendoza, 14% vol, 75cl

    ARG4

    The Pulenta family has been making wine in Argentina for three generations since the arrival of Angelo Pulenta and Palmina Spinssanti in Argentina from Ancona, Italy in 1902.

     

    Eduardo and Hugo Pulenta, run the estate today.

     

    The fruit for this wine (100% Malbec) is from two vineyard sites planted in 1992. “La Zulema” Estate, Agrelo, in the Luján de Cuyo region is situated at 980 metres above sea level and “Vinedos Don Antonio” in the Uco Valley is at 1,200 metres.

     

    The grapes are hand picked with a selection of the bunches and grapes in the winery.


    Alcoholic fermentation is in stainless steel & concrete tanks. The malolactic fermentation is in concrete tanks. Ageing is for 6 months in 2nd and 3rd fill French oak barrels.

     

    The wine is bright purple in appearance with a nose of strawberries, cherries, lavender and violets with hints of vanilla in the background. On the palate, it is ripe and juicy with soft tannins and lively acidity.

    £13.08

  • Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Bodega La Flor, Pulenta Wines, Mendoza, 11.5% vol, 75cl

    Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Bodega La Flor, Pulenta Wines, Mendoza, 11.5% vol, 75cl

    ARG1

    The Pulenta family has been making wine in Argentina for three generations. The sons of winemaker Antonio Pulenta and descendents of Italian immigrants, Eduardo and Hugo Pulenta, run the estate today.

     

    The tradition, knowledge, and experience of the family acquired over more than 100 years since the arrival of Angelo Polenta and Palmina Spinssanti to Argentina in 1902, live on today in Pulenta Estate.

     

    The Bodegas La Flor wines are Pulenta’s young wine range from a mixture of bought in fruit and fruit from young estate vines.

     

    The grapes are picked by hand and carefully sorted before the alcoholic fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel. There is no malolactic fermentation or oak used to enhance the fresh, lifted flavours and intensity of the wine.


    The Sauvignon Blanc has a greenish, yellow colour with a great aromatic intensity reminiscent of grapefruit and other citrus fruits. A lovely balance of sweetness and acidity.

    £13.44

  • Chardonnay “VIII” 2016, Pulenta Estate, Mendoza, 12.5% vol, 75cl

    Chardonnay “VIII” 2016, Pulenta Estate, Mendoza, 12.5% vol, 75cl

    ARG2

    The Pulenta family has been making wine in Argentina for three generations. The sons of winemaker Antonio Pulenta and descendents of Italian immigrants, Eduardo and Hugo Pulenta, run the estate today.

     

    The tradition, knowledge, and experience of the family acquired over more than 100 years since the arrival of Angelo Polenta and Palmina Spinssanti to Argentina in 1902, live on today in Pulenta Estate.

     

    The fruit for the estate Chardonnay is only from Pulenta’s own vineyards. The manual harvest and careful selection of only the best fruit is followed by the alcoholic fermentation (50% in temperature-controlled stainless steel and 50% in French oak barrels).

     

    The wine in wood then undergoes the malolactic fermentation whilst that in steel does not. After blending of the two component parts the wine is aged for further 10 months in new French oak barrels.

     

    Lemon-yellow with bright green hues, the nose has aromas mainly of tropical fruits typical of the Chardonnay. The palate is dry, soft and creamy with ripe fruit and subtle oak balanced by fresh acidity.

     

     

     

    £13.44

  • Malbec “Terroir” 2014, Altos Las Hormigas, Valle de Uco, Mendoza, 14.5% vol, 75cl

    Malbec “Terroir” 2014, Altos Las Hormigas, Valle de Uco, Mendoza, 14.5% vol, 75cl

    ARG10

    Altos Las Hormigas is based in Luján de Cuyo which is one of the region’s premier vine growing areas. They are known as a Malbec specialist with a reputation as one of the country‘s top five producers of this variety,  and were at the forefront of the revival of Malbec in Argentina in the 1990s, while many others were insistent on planting and vinifying Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

     

    The grapes are harvested by hand from a selection of high density vineyards located in the Valle de Uco sub-regions of Vista Flores, Altamira and San Carlos.

     

    Grapes from the different vineyards were vinified separately before the final blend. The alcoholic fermentation began with indigenous yeasts at 28-30ºC for 12 days, with a long maceration. One third of this Malbec was aged in third use oak barrels for 12 months and two thirds were aged unoaked in cement ‘piletas‘.

    A deep ruby Malbec offering a nose of plum, blueberry and cherry, with hints of dried herbs and mint. The palate is round and smooth with added raspberry, nutty and chocolate nuances. Balanced acidity and tannins with a fresh finish make this wine ready to enjoy now, but equally able to cellar for another 5 years.

    £16.44

  • Malbec “I” 2014, Pulenta Estate, Mendoza, 14.5% vol, 75cl

    Malbec “I” 2014, Pulenta Estate, Mendoza, 14.5% vol, 75cl

    ARG7

    The Pulenta family has been making wine in Argentina for three generations since the arrival of Angelo Pulenta and Palmina Spinssanti in Argentina from Ancona, Italy in 1902.

     

    Eduardo and Hugo Pulenta, run the estate today.

     

    The fruit for this wine (100% Malbec) is from two vineyard sites planted in 1992. “La Zulema” Estate, Agrelo, in the Luján de Cuyo region is situated at 980 metres above sea level and “Vinedos Don Antonio” in the Uco Valley is at 1,200 metres.

     

    The grapes are hand picked with a selection of the bunches and grapes in the winery.


    Alcoholic fermentation is in stainless steel tanks, concrete tanks, and French oak barrels. The malolactic fermentation takes place in French oak casks. Ageing is for 12 months in French oak, 50% new and 50% second use.

     

    The wine is bright violet in appearance with a nose of red fruits – strawberries and cherries – and more delicate floral notes. On the palate, it is rich and round with soft tannins supporting the full fruit character. The finish is long and persistent.

    £20.88