Bodegas y Viñedos Luminis’ viticultor, winemaker, and partner, Cristian Allamand is one of the few winemakers in Argentina that spends more time working on the vineyards we use for our wines than at the winery making the wines. The concept of Estate and terroir driven wines in Argentina are completely new and very few wineries are truly making wines under this philosophy. Cristian Allamand is one of those few, making wines under his name from very specific regions and from vineyards he works and/or direct with the whole purpose of making wine with a different personality, with a sense of place, wines that are respectful of their origin. The personal touch that Cristian brings to those places where we grow grapes is one that searches for the elegance, for the natural acidity, for the subtleties of aromas. In sum, Bodegas y Viñedos Luminis’ wines try to show you a different aspect of grape growing and winemaking in Argentina.
Cristian Allamand makes wines from the historically most important grape growing sub-regions in Mendoza: the High Mendoza River and the Valle de Uco sub-regions. Those of us who like wine with a sense of place and are making wines respecting the places where they come from know that wines coming from these different sub-regions within Mendoza are VERY DIFFERENT.
CHARDONNAY AND SAINT JEANNET