Tucumen Malbec is vinified to a medium intensity to emphasise fruit and softness; a short contact with new American oak gives light vanilla and toast notes making a very approachable style of Malbec.
Grapes for Tucumen Malbec and Cabernet come from their 110ha estate in Maipú (they have a further 20ha in Agrelo). The soils are silty, alluvial sand, and river rock, the climate Continental and warmer than other parts of the region.
Taking its name from the Budeguer family home in TUCUmán and their winery home in MENdoza, the Tucumen label was commissioned from leading designer Guillo Milia. The colours are inspired by the painted houses of the old town of Boca, and the typefaces from old street posters of the 1930s and 40s with the aim to reflect both the Mendoza and Tucumán regions. The collage conveys the cultures, styles, colours and textures of the two lands whilst highlighting the exciting, bright, fun and expressive nature of the wines.
Medium intensity with fruity notes, cherries, plums and blackberries. Its pleasantly sweet impact has rounded tannins and good acidity, with a medium length and a fruity finish.
ABOUT THE PRODUCER
The Budeguer family have their roots in sugar cane production in the Tucumán region of Argentina. Juan José Budeguer realised his dream to have his own winery when, in 2005, 100ha of land in Maipú was purchased and planted with vines. The first harvest was in 2008 and they began building their own winery in Agrelo, 35km south of Mendoza City, in 2011.
Water for irrigation is drawn from a specially constructed reservoir and the Andes, 60-100km away, form an impressive backdrop to the winery.
Winemaker Juan Manuel Mallea, previously worked worldwide in wineries from Ribera del Duero to Australia. He has been in charge since the first harvest and 2012 saw Budeguer awarded the accolade of Best New Mendoza Winery.