Wine of the Week

Wine of the Week



2013 "Valle de Uco, Mendoza"
 93 Wine Advocate
 91 Vinous


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Jose “Pepe” Galante is widely considered the most important winemaker in Argentina's history. Chief winemaker at Catena Zapata from 1976 until 2010, Pepe showed the world that Argentina could make world-class wines. Puramun is Pepe's first-ever personal project owned by his family.

Puramun means “harvest” and "search" in Mendoza's indigenous Mapuche language. Each Puramun is a new challenge. A time for searching and finding. Nothing is the same, everything changes: the climate, the soil, the grapes, and even ourselves. Year after year we trek a new road, a labyrinth of grapevines that express through their precious fruit our devotion to the Valle de Uco terroir.
Each Puramun bottle is the result of this passionate and endless search.

From Vinous (91pts): Bright ruby-red. Very ripe, slightly liqueur-like aromas of blackberry, boysenberry and chocolaty oak. Silky, fat and sweet; in a distinctly ripe style, offering terrific breadth to its redcurrant, raspberry and spice flavors. Spreads out to saturate the palate, burying the serious, ripe, glossy tannins under plush red berries and spices.

The wine is a must pick up for Malbec lovers and anyone who enjoys big, juicy reds (in other words most of you) should put this in their cart this weekend.

See you soon!


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