Based at Alto Agrelo in Mendoza, Pulenta own 135 hectares including large plots in the finest sub regions of Luján de Cuyo and the Uco Valley. Many of these vineyards are situated at altitudes of between 3000 and 3,500 feet, which tempers the Mendoza heat and makes for more refined and balanced wines. All vineyards are operated on an organic basis and are irrigated from natural melted Andes snow water.
Bodegas Pulenta is a family enterprise now in its third generation of wine makers. Winemaking began just over a century ago in 1912, while the Luján de Cuyo plantation was only later added in 1992. Eduardo and Hugo Pulenta are currently in charge, taking over from their father, Antonio.
The grapes are manually selected, then have 48 hs of cold maceration at 8°c and complete maceration for 21 days. Fermentation is in small stainless steel tanks, roll fermentors and oak barrels, with spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrels. The wine has 18 months ageing in new french oak barrels, 50% new and 50% second use.
Serve with any robust red meat dishes or sausages char grilled, BBQ, casserole, or dark meat poultry, turkey.