Lunta Malbec 2011

Malbec from Argentina, South America

Price: $19.99
Item No. 129298
  • WS89
  • RP88
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

Intense fruity aromas of raspberry, plum, blackberry and cassis immediately greet you upon first sniff. These explosive fruit notes continue on the palate of this light-bodied, easy to drink Malbec. Soft tannins give way to a long finish making this wine enjoyable on its own or paired with roast pork or lamb spareribs.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2011 Lunta Malbec, from Mayor Drummond in Lujan de Cuyo, comes from 82-year-old un-grafted vines that are picked by hand and raised for 12 months in new, second and third year oak barrels (65%), with 35% in stainless steel. Roberto de la Mota told me that he seeks more fruit on the Lunta vis-a-vis his other labels. It has a natural, elegant bouquet of blackberry, black plum, cassis and a touch of dried herbs on the nose that is not powerful, but elegant. The palate is medium-bodied with a crisp entry. It has fine tannins and a precise, understated finish of raspberry leaf, bergamot and wild strawberry. This is delicate and refined, yet still long in the mouth. "
89 Points

"The 2011 Lunta Malbec, from Mayor Drummond in Lujan de Cuyo, comes from 82-year-old un-grafted vines that are picked by hand and raised for 12 months in new, second and third year oak barrels (65%), with 35% in stainless steel. Roberto de la Mota told me that he seeks more fruit on the Lunta vis-a-vis his other labels. It has a natural, elegant bouquet of blackberry, black plum, cassis and a touch of dried herbs on the nose that is not powerful, but elegant. The palate is medium-bodied with a crisp entry. It has fine tannins and a precise, understated finish of raspberry leaf, bergamot and wild strawberry. This is delicate and refined, yet still long in the mouth. "
88 Points

Learn About Lunta

Lunta Malbec comes from the southernmost parcel of the Mendel estate vineyard which lies in Lunlunta, a small district within Mendoza's Lujan de Cuyo department as you approach the Mendoza River. These vines produce a fruitier, more medium-bodied wine as compared to the well-structured Mendel Malbec, and it can be enjoyed at a younger age.

Learn About Argentina

(ahr-jen-TEE-nah) Now fifth in the world for wine production, Argentina is catching up in the quality wine sector. A long time wine producer, Argentina used to make wine in order to drink it, not export it. And so the wines produced were quaffable and rustic and made for the local's everyday dinner. Yet it's hard not to get caught up in the wine market of the world and some...

Read More About Argentina

Learn About Malbec

Malbec(MAHL-beck) Angel of Argentina Originally a common grape in Bordeaux, Malbec adds only a small percentage to the blends there. It has, however, found another region in which to flourish -the bourgeoning wine region of Argentina. In fact, Argentinians have adopted Malbec as their national grape! Notable Facts Malbec is used in small amounts in...

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