More Than Mendoza As We Launch Somewhere Else
We adore getting off the beaten track and finding some hidden jewels so after some recent travels in Argentina, we were delighted to stumble upon Alejandro Menin and his family-run vineyard Somewhere Else.
Based in the Tulum Valley at the foot of the Andes, the winery has its own vines in single estate vineyards. The grapes are treated with great respect and given a long maceration before a natural malolactic fermentation. Each wine is then aged in oak for eight months with cold stabilisation and light filtration prior to bottling.
The initial range we have launched features a fruit-driven Malbec but it’s the winery’s unique Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Torrontes-Pedro Gimenez blend which have created the most interest at recent tastings.
The bold and brave new Somewhere Else quartet includes:
Somewhere Else – Malbec
Intense, but elegant and forward with subtleties throughout. Deep ruby colour, intense aromas of ripe red fruits, with layers of spices and subtle vanilla. It has fine tannins that provide elegance and authenticity to its firm structure. 75cl bottle, Trade List Price – £7.80.
Somewhere Else – Cabernet Franc
A bright ruby-red colour with notes of cloves, bell pepper and red fruit on the nose, this wine is loved for its persistent and silky mouthfeel, sweet tannins and round long finish. 75cl bottle, Trade List Price £8.40.
Somewhere Else – Petit Verdot
Intense, dark colour with an aroma combining plum, blackberries, vanilla and mocha. It has a fruity and complex mouthfeel matched with tender tannins and a balanced finish. 75cl bottle, Trade List Price £8.40.
Somewhere Else – Torrontes – Pedro Gimenez
Incredibly unique with plenty of citrus (lemon and grapefruit) and tropical fruit (banana, pineapple) aromas with a touch of vanilla. It has a full bodied mouth-feel with a persistent crispness.
John Critchley, Morgenrot’s Commercial Director said:
“Argentina is an incredible country and I believe we are only just starting to see the star quality of its grapes, winemakers and wines. We’ve been exploring the country this last year to try and discover some of the up and coming regions, varietals and producers who are creating a buzz through their creativity and approach. Alejandro and his Somewhere Else winery is the perfect representation of this.”
About Somewhere Else Vineyards
Founded in 2002 by Alejandro Menin and based at the foot of Los Andes, around 30 km from the city of San Juan in the Tulum Valley, Somewhere Else Vineyards was born to create wines that express the personality of the people and the land of the region.
After renovating and upgrading an old 1950’s winery, the company merges age-old techniques of the past with the latest innovation to optimize harvests, grape quality and to ensure they work in full harmony with the environment.
Somewhere Else Vineyards finds itself in a magic place at the foot of Los Andes where the grapes receive permanent sunlight, soft and dry wind and abundant water that comes down from mountains. This landscape combined with the stony ground and the winemakers expertise, is essential in creating these high quality, well-rounded, fruit forward wines.
For more information or to stock the Somewhere Else wines contact Morgenrot on (0845) 070 4310, email firstname.lastname@example.org or follow on Twitter @Morgenrot_Group.