MENDEL Semillon 2019
13.50 % Vol.
Bodega Mendel, Paraje Altamira, La Consulta, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
Harvest time: 1st week in March 2019.
Hand-harvested, in 18-kilo crates. Bunches were selected in the vineyard.
Climatic characteristics: A little dry but very cold winter gave way to a cool spring.
Though vine shooting was slightly delayed, it turned out to be very even. Summer was somewhat hot and dry for just a few weeks. Later, it was dry and temperatures remained average to average-low until the end of the season. As autumn was mild, ripening was reached smoothly and slowly. The 2019 harvest offered high-quality wines of great aromatic intensity, medium alcohol levels, and great freshness and acidity.
On arrival at the winery, grapes are cooled down to preserve aromas and flavors. Whole bunches are pressed very lightly in the pneumatic press.
Fermentation: 85% of the must is fermented in stainless steel tanks and the remaining
15% is kept in new French oak barrels for 6 months. -Blending, filtering and bottling.
Bottled in October 2019