2017 Vistalba Corte B
2017 Vistalba Corte B Intense Bordeaux color with brilliant violet hues. Fresh prunes aromas, dry figs, and blackberries. Barrel aromas such as tobacco, vanilla and cedarwood. Sweet and velvety tannins. Great volume and body. Cacao, dark chocolate and subtle coffee notes can be found on its long-lasting finish. Pairs perfectly with stews, meat, hard cheese, grilled meat, casseroles, pasta, pizza, spicy dishes, and desserts.
Founded in Mendoza in the year 2003 by Carlos Pulenta, the third generation of a traditional winemaking family. He built the winery in a family estate in the area of Vistalba, in the district of Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza, and poured all of his experience and passion for winemaking into the realization of a family project.
He combined the long-standing tradition of the Pulenta family, their historical vineyards, and the implementation of modern winemaking techniques to make elegant wines that would stand at the level of the greatest in the world.
Paula Pulenta, the fourth generation in the family, nowadays leads the winery. Together with a team of professionals, they hold a firm position in the domestic and international markets. They export their wines to countries in every continent.
A Bordeaux Blend, at its most basic, is any combination of those grape varieties typically used to make the red wines of Bordeaux. The phrase, which seems to have originated with British wine merchants in the 19th Century, relates as much to wines made from the blend as to the grape variety combination itself. Far from being an officially defined or legal term, it is almost never used for wine-labeling purposes (although it occasionally appears on back labels). Its equivalent in the United States is Meritage, which is not only legally defined, but also a registered trademark.
Red Bordeaux Blends are known for their powerful structure and deep flavors. Dark fruits and berries such as plum and blackcurrant are commonly used to describe the flavors of red Bordeaux, although there is an unlimited range of terms that have been ascribed to them. Tannins tend to be relatively high in these wines, giving them a firm structure.