Somewhere Else Malbec

Do the shepherds of the Andes loose their sheep somewhere else – or are they abducted by aliens?

Does great wine come from somewhere else in Argentina – such as the Tulum Valley?

This wine will answer the second question – and the aroma and taste will take you somewhere else.

Made from selected and hand-picked Malbec grapes grown in their own vineyards located at an altitude of 650-670 meters above sea level and also purchased from farms from the Pedernal Valley, which ensures the richness and versatility of the future wine. The grapes harvested at the moment of optimum maturity are subjected to ridge separation and soft crushing. This is followed by fermentation in steel vats at a controlled temperature of 25 ° C and prolonged maceration. In general, this process takes up to 25 days. At the end of the malolactic fermentation, the wine is aged on the lees in French and American oak barrels for 8 months. Cold stabilization and light filtration are carried out before bottling

The region of San Juan is the second largest grape and wine producing region in the country, with over 47000ha planted. Tulum Valley, is the most important of the five valleys in the province. They have an annual average temperature of 17° C, precipitation of 90 mm per year and alluvial soils made of sand and clay.

These climatic conditions have a high impact on the wine’s differentiating quality – fruity wines with unique personality and style. According to winemakers with a vast experience in the region, this characteristic is explained by the warm and very dry – desert – conditions and unique sun exposure of an average of 330 days a year, the very low level of precipitation.

Due to the lack of heavy rainfall in the Tulum Valley, the Quebrada de Ullum Dam on the San Juan River is essential for viticulture, providing vines with clear melt water from the Andes peaks. The fertile alluvial soils of the region are composed of fine-grained clay with small accumulations of lime.

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Tasting Notes:

Deep crimson colour with plenty of mellow dark fruits on the nose. The dry tannins on entry to the palate lead to deep, dusty black fruit flavours with leathery notes. A solid, very tight and precise style of Malbec.

Recommended to be served with various red meat and game dishes, pasta with meat or tomato sauces, mature cheeses.


Screwcap , Vegan , Vegetarian

About the Producer

Somewhere Else Vineyards

Somewhere Else Vineyards is a project undertaken by Las Invernadas winery. They are passionate about bringing the maximum expression of the terroir where the grapes come from into each wine.

Located in the Tulum Valley Las Invernadas finds itself in a magic place at the foot of Los Andes, an inspiring quiet oasis surrounded by mountains. Tulum is main valley in the province of San Juan at 30 km from its main city of San Juan.

Founded in 2002 with the purchase of a 1950s winery it has a capacity of 50,000 hL with a cellar for wine storage in casks of French and American oak.

Owned by the Menin family, they have been working on recycling the buildings and incorporating the latest technology to optimise the winemaking process and output.

With four vineyards spread over the Valley, Las Invernadas has 258 ha in which to grow the best grapes of high quality varietals without recourse to any chemicals. The aspect of the vineyards means the grapes receives permanent sunlight; the light wind and abundant water that comes down from mountains combines with the stony ground to achieve a fruit forward crop leading to high quality, rounded wines.

Ricardo Roman is the Chief winemaker at Las Invernadas with over 15 years’ experience. His passion and experience helped transform the wines, where attention to detail in the winery and the tasting room has helped produce the quality, consistency and character that Las Invernadas is now renowned for.