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DO Luján de Cuyo (Argentina)

Mythic Wines Lujan de Cuyo is a wine-producing sub-region of Argentina’s largest viticultural area, Mendoza. Located in a valley just south of Mendoza City itself, the Lujan de Cuyo region is home to some of the most famous names in Argentinean wine, including Catena Zapata, Bodega Septima and Cheval des Andes. Unsurprisingly, Malbec is the region’s most-important grape variety, producing bold, intensely flavored red wines. The small town of Lujan de Cuyo is on the northern banks of the Mendoza River, and it is from here that the viticultural area of the same name stretches south for roughly 20 miles (32km) between the Andes Mountains in the west and the Lunlunta hills in the east. The region was the first in Argentina to be officially recognized as an appellation in 1993, and includes the wine-producing zones of Vistalba, Las Compuertas, Perdriel, Agrelo and Ugarteche. Maipu lies directly east of Lujan de Cuyo and the Uco Valley is to the south. Lujan de Cuyo’s position on the edge of the.
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Mythic Wines

Mythic Mountain Chardonnay Mythic Vineyard Chardonnay Viognier Mythic Mountain Red Blend Mythic Mountain Malbec Mythic Estate Malbec Mythic Vineyard Malbec Mythic Vineyard Cabernet Mythic Block Malbec Mythic Barrel Malbec In the Southern Hemisphere lies a Viticultural Eden bathed by an ancient ridge,  where pristine glacial waters filter down through nutrient rich earth. This unspoiled paradise is the chosen land for growing vines. It is here where our wines are born.  300 days of sun, deep roots, and alluvial soil create the most ideal of conditions for these MYTHIC Argentine wines. Winemaker Bernardo Bossi Bonilla – winemaker extraordinaire.  Bernie spent years honing his skills at Argentine powerhouses Catena, Tikal, and Casarena before embarking on his very own label, MYTHIC.  No longer handcuffed by management and bean-counters, Bernardo is afforded the freedom to craft his wines exactly how he sees fit…. quite a rare feat with the proliferation of factory wineries..
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Mythic Mountain Chardonnay

Tasting notes: Bright yellow accompanied by streaks of green in the glass, with citrus notes and white flowers like jasmine and orange blossom showing through on the nose, complemented by a pleasant minerality and persistent finish. Winemaker: Bernardo Bossi Bonilla Appellation: Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina. Varietal: 100% Chardonnay Alcohol: 13.5% pH: 3.4 Acidity: 6.3 g/l Vineyard: Estate Harvest: By hand, in the cool early hours of morning Selection: Manual selection of clusters Maceration: 3 days at 50°F Fermentation: Stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeasts @ 54-57°F to maximize intensity and aromatic expression.
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Mythic Vineyard Chardonnay Viognier

Tasting notes: This intriguing white blendoffersan elegant golden hue and awakens the senses with lively notes of citrus fruit & pineapple on the nose as well as in the mouth… in tandem with elegant refreshing acidity that is further enhanced by an appealing minerality component, adding to its complexity. Winemaker: Bernardo Bossi Bonilla Appellation: Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina Varietal: 50% Chardonnay – 50% Viognier Alcohol: 13.5% Sugar: 3.4 g/l Acidity: 6.4 g/l Vineyard: Estate, select low-yielding blocks Yield: 2.4 tons per acre Harvest: By hand, in the cool early hours of morning Selection: Manual selection of clusters Maceration: Viognier cold soaked for 6 hours in the press Fermentation: Malolactic Fermentation in barrels stored en-cava Filtering: None Aging: 12 months in 2nd and 3rd year French Oak Barrels.
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Lucatoni Chardonnay Reserva

Location Estate: Yerbas Buenas Sub-region: Maule Valley Soil: Sandy loam   Viniculture Age of vines: 8 years Vine management system: Trellis Density: 3,330 plants/hectare (1,350 plants/acre) Yield: 10 tons/hectare (4 metric tons/acre) Harvest method: Hand picking, with double selection in vineyard, in the first half of March. Climate Cool temperate climate with a Mediterranean rainfall regime, moderately warm summers (influence of the Andes mountains) and very rainy winters. Soil Shallow alluvial soils of sandy loam, brownish-gray, rocky; subsoil composed of boulders and rounded rocks in sandy matrix. Vinification Fermentation: Starts with active dry yeast (Cerevisiae) Temperature: 16-18 degrees Celsius (61-64 Fahrenheit); fermentation with French oak staves; final fermentation with aeration. Aging: Batonnage with fine lees during two months. Tasting Notes Appearance: Straw yellow with gold highlights. Nose: Intense nose of pineapple, vanilla and almond blossoms. In mouth: Mouth entry fresh; round in the middle-mouth with notes of citrus and pineapple;.
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Vinos de la Tierra de Castilla La Mancha

Bodegas Mirabueno (Castilla La Mancha) From north to sourth and east to west, Castilla La Mancha is an excellent land for winemaking. Some of its regions have been called “the cellars of Europe”, and the quality of its wines is recognized universally, both for its cultivation of foreign and domestic grape varietals. The varietals of grape cultivated are Viura, Tempranillo, Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Aireén. Castilla La Mancha is composed of five regions, each with its own climates and topographies and thus different varieties of grape. Very deeply ingrained in the local customs, the vineywards have developed a local wine culture in which you can get to intimately know each winery and the land surrounding it. The ample modernization in the last third of the twentieth century has given birth to more than 600 brands of wines under the DO Tierra de Castilla designation, each with its own exceptional.
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DO Navarra

Bodegas Aroa  (Zurukoain, Navarra) Bodegas De Sarria  (Puente la Reina, Navarra) The diversity of climates and landscapes A key characteristic of the D.O. Navarra area is the extraordinary diversity of its climate and landscape wich spread across more than 100 kilometres lying between the area around Pamplona in the north and the Ebro river plain to the south. The fact is that Navarra enjoys an exceptional location, one which is practically unique in the Iberian Peninsula and is marked by the confluence of the Atlantic, Continental and Mediterranean climates. The proximity of the Bay of Biscay, the influence of the Pyrenees and the temperate incluence of the Ebro valley are all key factors in giving Navarra its unique range different climates. These climatic differences mark the Navarran landscape, where more than 11,500 hectares dedicated to the Designation of Origin are distributed across the different ecosystems and crop growing conditions: slopes; river.
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DO Penedes

Bodegas Jean Leon  (Torrelavit, Barcelona) The Land & Climate The land and the vineyards know neither geographical nor political divisions. The Penedès region is wide and open, covering a long strip of land between the sea and the mountains, half-way between Barcelona and Tarragona.. Zones In the heart of the inland Catalan depression, between the inland mountains and the small plains of the mediterranean coast, you’ll find the Penedès vineyards. The DO is made up of three distinct zones: The Penedès Superior (near the inland mountain range), The Penedès Marítim (between the sea and the coastal hills) and the plain between these areas, known as the Penedès Central. Micro-climates The Penedès enjoys a wide variety of micro-climates, marked by the different altitudes and the proximity of the sea. The climate is typically Mediterranean, mild and warm. The Penedès Marítim (Baix Penedès and Garraf counties) is milder due to the proximity.
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