Mendel Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
SKU: mend-cabe-2016-a-2016

Mendel Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

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Category Red Wine
Region Argentina, Mendoza, Lujan de Cuyo
Brand Mendel
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
Notes of cassis, red and black pepper, and spices. There are beautiful mineral notes and integrated oak characteristics such as vanilla, caramel, and smoke. The mature and soft tannins are round with a fresh acidity. Concentrated, balanced, and full-flavored, it displays both elegance and freshness. Pairs well with grilled meats such as chicken, pork and beef. Try with sharp cheeses, wild mushrooms or grilled vegetables.
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The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon was sourced from their Finca Los Andes vineyard planted ungrafted in Perdriel in 1998 at 1,050 meters in altitude. It was harvested during the second half of April in a cooler and wetter year. Like the Malbec, it fermented in small stainless steel tanks and aged in French barriques for one year. It was bottled in October 2017. This 2016 is spicy and fresh, not a style of concentrated and tannic Cabernet, more elegant than structured. According to Roberto de la Mota, the character comes from clone 337, which is the one used to plant this vineyard. There is good definition, and it's clean. Even if the year was very rainy, it was also cold and had less of a problem with botrytis. 17,000 bottles produced.

Luis Gutierrez, June 29, 2018