Tucumen Extra Brut Sparkling
A Pinot Noir / Chardonnay blend produced as an Extra Brut Sparkling Wine with 8.9g/ltr. Grapes are sourced from Tucumens vineyards in Mendoza at Lujan de Cuyra and Maipu.
Fermentation is in stainless steel for the base wine; the sparkle comes from a second fermentation of 30 days employing the Cuvee Close method.
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.
A fruity, very refreshing well balanced wine ideal as an aperitif, cocktail or delicate desserts.
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.