Via Revolucionaria 2018 'Pura' Bonarda, Mendoza
Item Number: 12466
Sub Region: Uco Valley
Vineyard Designation: Manuel Pelegrina
Grape(s): 100% Bonarda
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Closure: Screw Cap
Alc by Vol(%): 12
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Sandy
Elevation: 3,940 feet
Vineyard Notes: The Bonarda grapes are sourced from the Manuel Pelegrina Vineyard in Tupungato, a subregion of Uco Valley, Mendoza. The vineyard was planted in 1972 and is comprised of 10 acres of sandy soil located at an altitude of 3,940 feet. Read more about Argentine Bonarda here .
Winemaking Notes: This 100% carbonic macerated Bonarda was harvested by hand over four separate passages. Fermentation occurred with indigenous yeast.
Tasting Notes: A seductively perfumed nose evokes fruit notes of blueberry, cherry, and raspberry. The vibrant fruit-dominated vinose, leads to a soft and round mid palate, held together by firm tannins and bright acidity.
90pts (2019 Vintage) Wine Advocate 10/31/2019
"Part of the almost-experimental wines, the 2019 Via Revolucionaria Bonarda Pura was fermented with 50% carbonic maceration and the rest in concrete egg. The grapes come from a parral planted in the 1970s in Campo Vidal (Tupungato). It has an unusual roasted nose, with toasted/smoky notes, despite the fact that the wine sees zero oak. Matías Michelini reckons it must be compounds coming from the stems. There is less character from the carbonic maceration, and the wine feels more serious, with notes of black fruit and an earthy twist. It has more complexity in the palate, with more structure and grip, with moderate alcohol, and as is the case with most wines at this address, it has an electric sensation in the palate, a kind of effervescence (but no gas) from the lively acidity."