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Mendel wines classically combine Roberto de la Mota’s prestigious winemaking skills and tremendously old vineyards to make some of Mendoza’s most elegant wines. Proprietor and long-time wine lover, Anabelle Sielecki, partnered with Roberto to transform her family’s historic 1928 vineyard into the respected estate it is today. Using his French winemaking experience, Roberto has led Argentina’s winemaking movement toward world-class production. The finesse and elegance in his wines are revered and respected.
Roberto is one of the most celebrated winemakers in Argentina, known for making prestigious and elegant wines. After classical schooling and training in France, Roberto established the Terrazzas de los Andes wine program for Bodega Chandon in 1996. After much critical acclaim, he was selected as winemaker for Cheval des Andes, an ultra-prestigious joint venture between Chandon & Bordeaux’s Chateau Cheval Blanc. He represents a balance between local and global with the unique mix of influences he has recieved at home and internationally.
Tasting notes: Notes of cassis, red and black pepper, and spices. There are beautiful mineral notes and integrated oak characteristics such as vanilla, caramel, and smoke. The mature and soft tannins are round with a fresh acidity. Concentrated, balanced, and full-flavored, it displays both elegance and freshness.
Made with the 337 Bordeaux clone, this varietal Cabernet Sauvignon comes from a vineyard that’s close to the river Mendoza on well-drained soils. It’s a beautifully judged red from one of the best exponents of the variety in Argentina: elegant, refined and polished with granular tannins. 2020-28. ~94TA
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