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2019 Montesco ‘Parral’ Tupungato Tinto: Mendoza, Argentina


Tasting Notes

This is a big and bold Argentinian red blend of co-fermented Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Bonarda that is aromatic, earthy and fruit forward. Notes of dark fruit, herbs, spice, hints of cocoa and oak. This is truly a wine to share!

Winery Details

Passionate Wines is the brainchild of Matias Michelini. He is the winemaker, agronomist, and Grand Poobah of his winery named Passionate Wines. Matias strives to make experimental wines that express terroir. These wines are low production and are drawn from multiple inspirations, regions, and styles. The Via Revolucionaria wines are single vineyard, unconventional wines, fermented with native yeast. He produces a skin macerated Torrontes “Brutal”, an unfiltered Semillon “Hulk”, and a carbonic macerated and fermented Bonarda “Pura”. The Montesco wines are small production wines that focus on place and varietals. Matias continues to experiment with other cuvees with the mantra of producing either atypical varietals or classic varietals in non-traditional methods.

Wine Summary

Winery/Producer: Passionate Wines – Montesco - Matias Michelini

Grape(s): 40% Malbec, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25%Bonarda

Style: Red, dry

Origin: Anchoris, Tupungato, Valle de Uco, Mendoza, Argentina

Vinification: Sustainable farming. Grapes are harvested, macerated and fermented with native yeasts in concrete tanks. Maceration continues for 15 days post-fermentation. The wine is then presses and aged in used French oak barrels.

Aging: Aged in for 12 months in used French oak barrels.

% ABV: 14%