Puramun Malbec Valle de Uco Reserva 2015

Article number: Puramun Malbec Valle de Uco Reserva 15
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Puramun means "harvest" and “search” in the indigenous Mapuche language of Mendoza and is the solo project of acclaimed winemaker José “Pepe” Galante. He worked for many years at Catena Zapata (1976-2010) establishing a reputation for malbec while simultaneously pushing the heights to which Argentine winemaking could reach, and is now widely considered the most important winemaker in Argentine history. Puramun is Pepe’s first-ever family-owned project. Here he works a small site in the Valle de Uco sub-zone, considered by many as the top spot for growing malbec. Galante cuts no corners here: this is all hand harvested and then hand sorted twice to eliminate anything unwanted in the fermentation tank. The wine is aged in oak, a combination of 30% new and 70% used, for a full year. This is an elegant, less-jammy malbec with a classic robust body of dark and blue fruit with notes of red berry fruit, subtle spices, well integrated oak and silky, palate-caressing tannins.

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