This wine is a 100% Malbec from Luminis' own vineyard in the district of Perdriel in the department of Lujan de Cuyo, just south of Mendoza city. The district of Perdriel tends to be a much cooler district with deep soils and a high percentage of active clay, which produces wines that are elegant and that deliver classic Malbec finesse.
There are 4.25 hectares of Malbec planted on the property which dates back to the 1700's. The grapes used for this wine were hand harvested in small 15kg trays in April and fifty percent of the wine spent 12 months in first and second year oak barrels (80% American and 20% French), and then a minimum of 9 months in the bottle before its release to the market.
Bodegas y Viñedos Luminis’ main objective with this line of wines is to show the distinctive characteristics that our own grapes grown in Luján de Cuyo, part of the High Mendoza River region, are capable of expressing.
Tasting Notes: Healthy dark red. Musky aromas of black cherry, cassis, graphite and licorice lifted by a violet element. Supple, savory wine with a ripe chocolate quality and good earthy depth, not to mention an almost exotic sweet oak component. This plush, full wine finishes with obvious oakiness but has the stuffing to support it.
88 Points Robert Parker