LUMINIS LUJÁN DE CUYO MALBEC
Grape Variety: 100% Malbec
Made with fruit that comes from the two vineyards that Cristian, our viticultor and winemaker, works in two districts inside the department of Luján de Cuyo:
- 30% comes from the 14-year-old vineyard planted in one of the coolest districts of the region, the district of Perdriel. The 4.25 hectares fully planted to malbec belonged to Joaquin Villanueva and were handpicked in small 15kg bins during the early mornings of April 8 th , 9 th , and 10th.
- 70% comes from the 7-year-old “La Lucita” vineyard that is located in the district of El Carrizal, also part of Luján de Cuyo. Fruit was handpicked in small 15 kg bins on April 3 rd and 4 th In general, the 2013 vintage for us was a great year as all our vineyards enjoyed excellent weather conditions and escaped from suffering any pest, hail storm, extremely hot days, etc. These conditions meant that our Lumins Lujan de Cuyo Malbec 2013 will express more structure and complexity than the 2012 vintage with notable hints of black fruit and spices on the nose.
Total production of Luminis Luján de Cuyo Malbec 2013 was 3,333 cases with only 5% of it going through second and third year American oak barrels for less than 8 months.