ALLAMAND H BLEND DE TINTOS
Allamand H could be a blend of varietals, a 100% single varietal, or not even be produced on a certain vintage if Cristian deems it not appropriate for his best wine.
After endless tasting sessions, Cristian decided to bottle his Allamand H 2011 as a blend of 40% Malbec and 60% Cabernet Sauvignon.
The malbec that is part of this wine comes from the vineyard that Cristian’s father in law, Federico “Fico” Villafañe, owns in Altamira, district of La Consulta, in the department of San Carlos (part of Valle de Uco). The 10 hectares are fully planted to a malbec that Cristian selected, propagated, and personally planted more than 15 years ago. Nowadays, the micro zone of Altamira is, by far, one of the most sought after places to get grapes of malbec of high complexity and unique characteristics in Mendoza.
The cabernet sauvignon comes from the vineyard that Juan Pablo Calandria owns in the district of El Peral, in the department of Tupungato (also part of Valle de Uco). This cabernet sauvignon is planted on an east facing steep slope which helps avoid the sometimes damaging afternoon sun, allowing the plants to arrive to full maturation at a very slow but consistent pace. The uniqueness of this place generally translates into a cabernet sauvignon that shows great natural acidity, with good minerality and a lactic sensation in the mouth that enhances its complexity.
100% of Allamand H 2011 went through first, second, and third year French oak barrels and rested in its bottle for at least 18 months before its release to the market.
Total production for Allamand H 2011 was 6,000 bottles.