LUMINIS PEDRIEL MALBEC
Grape Variety: 100% Malbec
As part of our ongoing effort to offer a deeper sense of place and a more direct connection to the land where our wines are grown, we intend to showcase “Perdriel characteristics” through this 100% malbec that is made with fruit that comes from one single vineyard that belonged to Joaquin Villanueva and that our viticultor and winemaker Cristian Allamand has been working and managing it since 2004 (the vineyard was originally planted in 1998.)
While the 4.25 hectares of malbec, planted on its own roots, are only 14 years old, the property has belonged to the Villanueva family since the late 1700s. This property is so old that the municipal bill that arrives to this vineyard has many zeros followed by just the number 1!
The grapes that we used for this wine were hand harvested in small 15 kg trays on April 9 th and 10th at a yield of approximately 2.4 tons per acre (30 hl/ha).
Fifty percent (50%) 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. Total production of Luminis Perdriel Malbec 2013 was 1,908 6-packs