A16 Punto Ar Nuit 2017
Deep red garnet with violet sparkles. Aromatic profile of Plum and cherry. Its barrel aging brings great complexity with notes of vanilla, chocolate and coffee. Fruity and complex with good acid balance. Tannic harmony that accompanies its aging note.
Bodega A16 is an important winemaking project that began in 2007 as the sixteenth start-up by business owner Gerardo Cartellone. The spirit of A16, their underlying philosophy from which the winery is managed, is based on care behind each detail in crafting excellent wines and love as the foundation to continue to grow within the industry. Gerardo’s interest in the wine industry dates back to his great-grandfather, who had vineyards of his own in Sicilia. When his grandfather arrived to Argentina, he found work in large wineries. Later, Gerardo’s father also continued the tradition. Today Gerardo is the only
family member who continues in the wine industry
By far the largest and best-known winemaking province in Argentina, Mendoza is responsible for over 70% of the country’s enological output. Set in the eastern foothills of the Andes Mountains, the climate is dry and continental, presenting relatively few challenges for viticulturists during the growing season. Mendoza, divided into several distinctive sub-regions, including Luján de Cuyo and the Uco Valley, is the source of some of the country’s finest wines.
For many wine lovers, Mendoza is practically synonymous with Malbec. Originally a Bordelaise variety brought to Argentina by the French in the mid-1800s, here it found success and renown that it never knew in its homeland where a finicky climate gives mixed results. Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot and Pinot Noir are all widely planted here as well (and sometimes even blended with each other or Malbec). Mendoza's main white varieties include Chardonnay, Torrontés, Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon.
Celebrated for its bold flavors and supple texture, Malbec has enjoyed runaway success in Argentina since the late 20th century. The grape originated in Bordeaux, France, where it historically contributed color and tannin to blends. A French agronomist, who saw great potential for the variety in Mendoza’s hot, high-altitude landscape, brought Malbec to Argentina in 1868. Somm Secret—If you’re trying to please a crowd, Malbec is generally a safe bet with its combination of dense fruit and soft tannins.