REGION: Mendoza, Argentina
VITICULTURE: Uncertified Organic
The first Pulentas arrived in Argentina from Italy in 1902, and by 1912, the first vine was planted by two brothers. It wasn't until 2002, though, 100 years after the current winemaker, Edouardo's grandfather arrived in Mendoza, that the Pulenta Estate was actually created. This is no ordinary Argentine Malbec either. Indeed, it isn't even the best one they produce, despite the relatively high price. That they concentrate on high quality and intense flavours is clear. Punchy and big, yes, but also not over-ripe and with really great structure.