CLEAN. PRECISE. AGE-WORTHY.
Alert, Alert: every white wine lover should be drinking old-vine Argentine Semillon. Beautiful, layered, elegant, and made by winemaking legend Roberto de la Mota.
93pts - James Suckling
94pts - Tim Atkin
92pts - Vinous
One of Argentina’s oldest varietals, this rare barrel-fermented white is harvested from 60+ year-old vines and has fresh, clean citrus aromas with a hint of oak.
Enjoy fresh, clean citric and herbal notes. Flavors of citrus, tropical fruit, coconut, and caramel are elegant and soft on the palate. A lovely dose of crisp acidity provides a texture similar to that of Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc combined. A super dry and clean finish may make this the ultimate seafood wine.
Mussels, ceviche, shrimp pasta or oysters, or with our Shrimp Linguini with Lemon & Olives.
The grapes come from the Paraje Altamira vineyard, Uco Valley . The wine is aged 6 months in 10% barrel oak and 90% non oak.
Where: Uco Valley, Mendoza
Grape: 100% Semillon
Elevation: 3600 feet
Age of Vines: 75 years
More about Mendel
Mendel wines are classic and timeless, made by one of the most renowned winemakers in Argentina, Roberto de la Mota. Under the craft of Roberto, Mendel has proved that Argentina is a premiere wine producer. This collaboration would not be with out mother-daughter team, Anabelle and Tatiana Sielecki, who partnered with Roberto to revive their family’s 1928 vineyard.