Pulenta Gran Corte, Mendoza
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- Tannat,Petit Verdot,Merlot,Malbec,Cabernet Sauvignon
- Dark red plum colour. Cherry and jam notes with a hint of spices.
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- Pulenta Estate is owned and run by brothers, Hugo and Eduardo Pulenta. The estate is situated in Alto Agrelo in Mendoza, Argentina's main wine producing region. This excellent site makes wines of real class and distinction.The 135 hectares are planted with Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, these varieties are used as both single varities and blended to make wines such as the excellent Gran Corte. Pulenta enjoys excellent climate conditions and a fantastic panoramic aspect from up to 980 metres above sea level. Irrigation comes from melted water from the Andes Mountains, and the whole process is de facto organic! The Pulenta family make excellent Malbec, increasingly recognised as Argentina's signature grape variety, enhancing its natural exuberant fruitiness with discipline and structure.
The Holy Grail of vinous sophistication is undoubtedly the Bordeaux blend, Pulenta Gran Corte. Pulenta employ the entire Bordelais canon in the Gran Corte and the result is stunning. The blend is around 37% Malbec, 27% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc. The wine has been aged for 12 months in 100% new French barrels. With a deep plum-red colour, a richly expressive nose which marries spice and cherry, and a structured and sophisticated palate, the Gran Corte is a great success. Of Cru Classé quality,with a touch of Latin warmth, this a great wine to accompany guinea fowl or venison. The latest vintage has been given a twist with the Cabernet Franc being replaced by Tannat, adding a subtle spiciness.
- Gold Medal Winner - Argentina Wine Awards 2010.
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Go for Venison!
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