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Mendel Semillon 2020 750ml

size
750ml
country
Argentina
region
Cuyo
appellation
Mendoza
JS
93
WA
92
VM
92
Additional vintages
JS
93
Rated 93 by James Suckling
Aromas of apricot, spiced apple, lemon peel, acacia honey and almond. It’s medium-bodied with tangy acidity and a gently waxy texture. Pithy and minerally, yet flavorful finish. Drink or hold. ... More details
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Mendel Semillon 2020 750ml

SKU 861085
$21.60
/750ml bottle
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Professional Ratings
JS
93
WA
92
VM
92
JS
93
Rated 93 by James Suckling
Aromas of apricot, spiced apple, lemon peel, acacia honey and almond. It’s medium-bodied with tangy acidity and a gently waxy texture. Pithy and minerally, yet flavorful finish. Drink or hold.
WA
92
Rated 92 by Wine Advocate
The 2020 Semillon was produced with grapes from a vineyard at 1,100 meters in altitude and fermented mostly in stainless steel but with 15% of the volume in new barriques. So, the wine has a combination of fruit and spicy aromas. It's medium-bodied and has retained 13.3% alcohol from a warm and dry harvest, and it's nicely textured, as the grape is more about mouthfeel than aromas.
VM
92
Rated 92 by Vinous Media
The 2020 Semillón Mendel from Paraje Altamira, Uco Valley, was 15% aged in new barrels for six months. Vivid yellow in hue. The rewarding nose offers honey, white peach and a hint of basil. Slick on the palate with a packaged expression; the freshness brings energy right from the core, while the aftertaste is pleasant, complex and layered. The warm year may have done away with some of the detail, but the character remains intact.
Product Details
size
750ml
country
Argentina
region
Cuyo
appellation
Mendoza
Additional vintages
Overview
Rated 93 - Aromas of apricot, spiced apple, lemon peel, acacia honey and almond. It’s medium-bodied with tangy acidity and a gently waxy texture. Pithy and minerally, yet flavorful finish. Drink or hold.
green grapes

Varietal: Semillon

Semillon grapes have been grown in the Old and New Worlds for several centuries, and were at one point probably the most widely grown grape in the world. Indeed, in the 19th century, over 90% of South Africa's vineyards were used for growing Semillon grapes, most probably due to the fact that Semillon vines are hardy and produce high yields of reliable quality, as well as being highly resistant to disease. The golden skinned grapes of Semillon vines are used to produce a wide range of wines, from dry, crisp and citrus flavored bottles, to sweeter, softer and more rounded examples, all of which are highly popular across the globe. They thrive in a wide range of climates, and their flavor often depends on how much sunshine and heat they are exposed to, given wineries a great opportunity to experiment with the flavors and aromas they get from the Semillon grapes they grow.
barrel

Region: Cuyo

Argentina's Cuyo region has, for several decades now, been renowned worldwide for the high quality of its fruit-forward and remarkably flavorful wines. The arid region includes such famous provinces as the Mendoza, and wineries in Cuyo often have generations of experience when it comes to making the most of the mineral rich yet arid soils which typify the mountainous landscape. The Desaguadero River and its tributaries form many natural valleys through the Cuyo region, and as such, irrigation has long since provided the dry and dusty vineyard with a fertile and crystal-clear water source, straight from the snowy peaks of the nearby Andes. Although Malbec is the grape varietal most commonly associated with Cuyo, wineries continue to experiment with other varietals there, and the wine industry of Cuyo in Argentina continues to go from strength to strength.
fields

Country: Argentina

In the dry, arid deserts of Argentina, wineries and winemakers are focusing their efforts on producing high quality wines for the world market. By experimenting with both traditional and modern methods and technologies, they have found great success with a wide variety of grapes well suited to the conditions of the country, particularly Malbec, Bonarda and Cabernet Sauvignon. Over the past decade, Argentinian wineries have continued to aim high, and this has led to a range of new wines using grape varietals not typically associated with the country. The cooler regions of Argentina are seeing more vineyards being planted with Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir varietals, something that is beginning to produce fantastic results, which are at once representative of the country's wines - with all their fruity and bold character - but are also pushing the boundaries of what we expect from a New World country.
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Varietal: Semillon

Semillon grapes have been grown in the Old and New Worlds for several centuries, and were at one point probably the most widely grown grape in the world. Indeed, in the 19th century, over 90% of South Africa's vineyards were used for growing Semillon grapes, most probably due to the fact that Semillon vines are hardy and produce high yields of reliable quality, as well as being highly resistant to disease. The golden skinned grapes of Semillon vines are used to produce a wide range of wines, from dry, crisp and citrus flavored bottles, to sweeter, softer and more rounded examples, all of which are highly popular across the globe. They thrive in a wide range of climates, and their flavor often depends on how much sunshine and heat they are exposed to, given wineries a great opportunity to experiment with the flavors and aromas they get from the Semillon grapes they grow.
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Region: Cuyo

Argentina's Cuyo region has, for several decades now, been renowned worldwide for the high quality of its fruit-forward and remarkably flavorful wines. The arid region includes such famous provinces as the Mendoza, and wineries in Cuyo often have generations of experience when it comes to making the most of the mineral rich yet arid soils which typify the mountainous landscape. The Desaguadero River and its tributaries form many natural valleys through the Cuyo region, and as such, irrigation has long since provided the dry and dusty vineyard with a fertile and crystal-clear water source, straight from the snowy peaks of the nearby Andes. Although Malbec is the grape varietal most commonly associated with Cuyo, wineries continue to experiment with other varietals there, and the wine industry of Cuyo in Argentina continues to go from strength to strength.
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Country: Argentina

In the dry, arid deserts of Argentina, wineries and winemakers are focusing their efforts on producing high quality wines for the world market. By experimenting with both traditional and modern methods and technologies, they have found great success with a wide variety of grapes well suited to the conditions of the country, particularly Malbec, Bonarda and Cabernet Sauvignon. Over the past decade, Argentinian wineries have continued to aim high, and this has led to a range of new wines using grape varietals not typically associated with the country. The cooler regions of Argentina are seeing more vineyards being planted with Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir varietals, something that is beginning to produce fantastic results, which are at once representative of the country's wines - with all their fruity and bold character - but are also pushing the boundaries of what we expect from a New World country.