Tupungato Wine

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Tupungato is a wine region in the Uco Valley of Mendoza, Argentina. It’s named after the town, which is surrounded by the high altitude vineyards (the name in local Huarpe means “star viewpoint”). These high locations ensure plenty of sun exposure to ripen the grapes, which benefit from a longer growing season than other locations closer to the valley floor. The Andes mountains shelter the vineyards from precipitation, however melting water that runs from the peaks is the natural source of irrigation. 
 
The dominant grapes cultivated are Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Syrah, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Torrentes. 
 
– Description from Amanda Schuster

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  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Malbec

    History of the grape: Some believe Malbec is named after a Hungarian peasant who spread plantings along the French co...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

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  • Argento Malbec 2008

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    Typical of nearly all malbec wines from this region. Full bodied with mouthfulls of black fruit. Easy to drink with medium amount of sweetness left on the palllet Read More

    Wine review by natedog777


  • Antigal Malbec Uno 2008

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    Plum peels, black cherry and black currant with a hint of herbal notes; fine tannins and well balanced acidity. Medium to full bodied with moderate finish. Read More

    Wine review by cgplayer9


  • Andeluna Tupungato Reserve Malbec Malbec 2005

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    Grownup flavors in this fully matured in the bottle wine, not for a newbie. Aromas of cherries. Tasting is of coffee flavored cherries. Unsweet berry with a slight floral quality is also in the mix of varied flavors such as slight caramel, figs and nutmeg.After about a half hour of the bottle being opened the second glass proved it to be very we... Read More

    Wine review by jamessulis


  • Achaval Ferrer Malbec Mendoza 2010

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    Had it on an Argentinian flight. It smells of dark fruits berries. The tannins was a tad too much for me and I did not like the woodiness it had. The earthy mineral taste was there but it was not bad. It is not exactly an easy wine. Read More

    Wine review by shsim


  • Luca Chard 2008

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    No written review

    Wine review by jamlani


  • Jean Bousquet Tupungato Malbec 2008

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    Below average Mendoza Malbec. Not a very high concentration of fruit or oak. Very unbalanced. High acidity with low tannins. Read More

    Wine review by mikebvew


  • Malbec Tupungato Valley Tupun Reserva 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by CageyT


  • Masi Tupungato Passo Doble 2009

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    Rum raisin aroma, very deep and powerful, with a note of red pepper and some black fruits that come out after it's opened up. Smooth attack with nice rounded tannins, kind of a hot and spicy finish. Read More

    Wine review by Chris Carpita


  • Masi Tupungato Passo Doble 2009

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    Deep blackberry and plum fruit with raisin and earth on the nose. Lush and rich, well balanced and smooth, with good acidity and savory notes to balance the black fruit. Finishes up a little quick, but is very pleasant. Read More

    Wine review by mark


  • Malbec Tupungato Valley Tupun 2008

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    This has the "look" of the typical Argentinean malbec with the deep ruby color, but it doesn't taste like it. The first notes I got were musky and bitter. The wine was definitely much more earthy than what I was used to in a South American malbec. I actually thought the bottle might be bad, so I opened a second and had the same experience. ... Read More

    Wine review by Figaro14


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