This winery from brothers Hugo and Eduardo Pulenta is located in Alto Agrelo in Mendoza. From Italian roots, they have continued their family tradition. Angelo Antonio Polenta emigrated from Italy to Mendoza in 1902 and soon changed his name to the Argentine Pulenta. He bought his first land in 1914, built a small winery on it, and thus established a family-owned company that grew until 1997 when it was sold. In 2001 his grandsons Hugo and Eduardo Pulenta decided to build their own winery. Their 135 hectares of high quality vineyards enjoy perfect climatic conditions, located at an altitude of 980m with melting ice from the Andes Mountains providing a natural irrigation system. Pulenta’s first vintage was 2002.
Whereas the La Flor wines are immediately delicious and fresh, bottled and released after 3 months in oak, the Estate reds see 12 months in new French oak as well as 12 months ageing in bottle before release. The top wine is the Gran Corte, an impressive blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Tannat.
Manual harvest and selection of bunches and grapes in winery. 12 to 24 hours of maceration at 5 to 8°C. Alcoholic fermentation in open stainless steel tanks and concrete pools. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in concrete pools. 12 months oak gaining in French oak, 30% new.
Delicate, bright ruby red color, with subtle aromas of red fruit jams, such as raspberries and cherries. It is a complex wine with great elegance and finesse, and balanced tannins that provide a long finish
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Name Pulenta Estate Pinot Noir Country Argentina Region Mendoza ABV% 14.5% Vintage 2012 Grape Variety 100% Pinot Noir Size 750ml Dietary Information No