This winery from brothers Hugo and Eduardo Pulenta is located in Alto Agrelo in Mendoza. From Italian roots, they have continued their family tradition. Angelo Antonio Polenta emigrated from Italy to Mendoza in 1902 and soon changed his name to the Argentine Pulenta. He bought his first land in 1914, built a small winery on it, and thus established a family-owned company that grew until 1997 when it was sold. In 2001 his grandsons Hugo and Eduardo Pulenta decided to build their own winery.
Their 135 hectares of high quality vineyards enjoy perfect climatic conditions, located at an altitude of 980m with melting ice from the Andes Mountains providing a natural irrigation system. Pulenta's first vintage was 2002. Whereas the La Flor wines are immediately delicious and fresh, bottled and released after 3 months in oak, the Estate reds see 12 months in new French oak as well as 12 months ageing in bottle before release. The top wine is the Gran Corte, an impressive blend of Cabernet SauvignonMalbecMerlotPetit Verdot and Tannat.
Manual harvest and selection of grapes in the winery. 12 to 24 hours of maceration between 5 and 8 º c. Alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks and concrete pools. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in concrete pools. Oak aging for 6 months in second and third use barrels.
Intense ruby colour, typical of the variety. Spicy aromas reminiscent of red pepper, oregano, eucalyptus and hints of plum jam, given complexity by notes of chocolate, coconut and tobacco from the oak aging.