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Pulenta Estate - Estate Pinot Gris 2017

Information

  • Country: Argentina
  • Wine Region: Mendoza
  • Wine Maker: Javier Lo Forte
  • Grape: Pinot Gris / Pinot Grigio
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 13.5%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now
Duty/Vat Paid
JR: 15 (2013) JS: 90 (2013) VS: 88 (2013) iwr: 84 (2011)

Wine tasting notes

The color is yellow with slight greenish tones. On the nose, there are white flowers, peaches and apricots. Very fresh and persistent on the palate with balanced acidity and a long, pleasant finish.

Winery Information

Pulenta Estate

The Pulenta family has been a prominent and respected force in Argentine viticulture for three generations. Sons of well-known winegrower Antonio Pulenta, and descendants of Italian immigrants, Eduardo and Hugo Pulenta founded Pulenta Estate in 2002. The vineyards are estate-owned and farmed for high quality and limited yields. Their extensive holdings in the Agrelo area of Lujan de Cuyo have allowed them to create a broad portfolio that includes sauvignon blanc, pinot gris, chardonnay and.. read more

Expert Reviews

JancisRobinson.com (2013)15 pts

Tasted Sept 2013 - Youthful, underripe citrus aromas. Odd – what is this trying to be? It’s sort of neither Grigio nor Gris. Rather, it’s neutral white wine with an easygoing, drinkable profile. (RH)

James Suckling (2013)90 pts

This is a beautiful white with lemons, lemon skin and minerals. Full body with bright acidity and a clean, bright finish. Turns mineral. Screw cap.

Vinous/Stephen Tanzer (2013)88 pts

Mar/Apr '14 by Stephen Tanzer - Medium straw-yellow. Lemongrass, citrus peel and musky gingery spices on the nose. Fat and rich but with a brisk edge of acidity running through the wine. Densely packed and nicely concentrated, finishing with some herbal nuances and a youthfully aggressive character. I'd wait six months before pulling the cork.

independent-wine-review (2011)84 pts

In the glass, this 2011 Pulenta Estate Pinot Gris “XIV” is a bright and clear lemon colour. Given the youth of this 2011 Pulenta Estate Pinot Gris “XIV” and its quick vinification, it should come as no surprise that there is no discolouration towards the rim of this 2011 Pulenta Estate Pinot Gris “XIV”. The alcoholic content of this 2011 Pulenta Estate Pinot Gris “XIV” is labelled as 13.5% on the bottle, although the Pulenta disclose the abv as 12.9% in their technical notes for this wine. Either way the legs of this 2011 Pulenta Estate Pinot Gris “XIV” dissipate fairly quickly on swirling. On the nose, this 2011 Pulenta Estate Pinot Gris “XIV” is initially a little restrained in displaying a citrusy personality. Lemon and a touch of orange are the first notes to emerge from this 2011 Pulenta Estate Pinot Gris “XIV”. However, as this 2011 Pulenta Estate Pinot Gris “XIV” opens (and warms slightly) beautiful notes of honeysuckle and jasmine appear. In terms of aromatics (and indeed flavour) this 2011 Pulenta Estate Pinot Gris “XIV” is particularly temperature sensitive – this 2011 Pulenta Estate Pinot Gris “XIV” should not be served too chilled – do not consume straight from the fridge. Once on the palate, this 2011 Pulenta Estate Pinot Gris “XIV” is dry and medium-bodied with a slightly oily mouthfeel. Lemon citrus with tropical fruit in the form of citrus define the bulk of the palate of this 2011 Pulenta Estate Pinot Gris “XIV”, with a touch of fleshy white peach adding depth and complexity. Moderate to long, towards the finish of this 2011 Pulenta Estate Pinot Gris “XIV” there is a note of salinity which adds interest and just a little bitterness, that unfortunately hints at over-extraction. Overall, this 2011 Pulenta Estate Pinot Gris “XIV” is a fascinating white that whilst not completely well resolved, does offer an intriguing and accomplished alternative to the majority of Argentinean whites.

Vinification Notes

Manual harvest and selection of bunches and grapes in the winery. Direct pressing with maceration for a few hours at low temperature in an inert environment to conserve its aromatic expression. Fermentation at low temperatures in stainless steel tanks. No malolactic fermentation. No oak aging.