Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Pulenta Estate - Producer Profile

The Pulenta family has been involved in viticulture in Argentina for three generations, however the Pulenta estate winery was only founded in Mendoza in 2002. Founded by Eduardo y Hugo Pulenta, the Pulenta Estate winery is unimpeachably modern and technology orientated with the dual aims of making the best quality wine possible, whilst respecting the incredible environment in which the Pulenta Estate is located.

Today the Pulenta Estate is comprised of 135 hectares of vineyards (located at 980 metres above sea level) within the Medoza sub-region of Lujan de Cuyo. Widely considered to offer some of the best vineyard sites in the whole of Mendoza, Lujan de Cuyo has become particularly well known for its Malbec (as has the Pulenta Estate) although a wide range of other grape varieties are also planted across the Pulenta Estate.

The wines of the Pulenta Estate are split into three ranges: “La Flor” (“the young wines of the Pulenta Estate”), “Pulenta Estate” (“the varietals of the Pulenta Estate”) and “Pulenta” (“the great wines of the Pulenta estate”). Every wine outside of the “entry level” “La Flor” range is labelled with roman numerals to denote the variety or blend of varieties used. Those varieties range from those well known in Argentina (such as Malbec and Cabernet Franc) to those that are less known (such as Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and Merlot).

The flagship wine of the Pulenta Estate is the Pulenta Estate “Gran Corte” (a blend of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Although critical acclaim has been seen across a large part of the Pulenta Estate range.