While most of the Cabernet Sauvignon in Mendoza is planted in the High Mendoza River region, at Luminis they like their Cabernet Sauvignon from the Valle de Uco region because of the cooler climate there. This particular characteristic produces grapes that enables them to achieve a wine with a good level of acidity, great expression of the fruit, and an elegant and smooth finish that stands this wine apart. In general, only 5% of the wine goes through new French oak for 12 months for increased complexity, texture, and roundness.
Allemande Valle de Uco Cabernet Sauvignon (2013)
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: Valle de Uco, Mendoza
Food: Roast dinners with a lamb, beef or mushroom centre piece plus honey roasted vegetables or sage, rosemary, onion and garlic flavours all work well. Meaty tasting pasta dishes are fine pairs and pizza through to medium strong cheeses. This wine can also easily be enjoyed without food.
Tasting Notes: A Cabernet Sauvignon that is ageing perfectly to create a fabulous wine of soft but structured tannins, medium acidity with a gorgeous nose. It smells of black pepper and smoke with a touch of leather, oak and red fruits. The flavours include cherry, plum, blackberry and cassis. If you like CS, this is one not to miss.