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By California winemaker Steve Clifton, this wine has an intense dark color, ripe on the palate with juicy dark fruit flavors and mild tannins. An easy wine to pair with a variety of dishes & anything from the grill. Unfined/Unfiltered.
They started in 1990 with their first vineyard in Tupungato. Today, they own 3 properties located in arguably the best growing areas of Mendoza (Lujan de Cuyo, Valle de Uco and Vista Flores), where they grow different varieties, according to the micro-climate and altitude of the vineyard. With the assistance of renowned winemaker, Steve Clifton, acting as a consultant for the last several years, Mayol has become a top winery in Argentina.
“Our wines bear our name, a unique identity. It's our way of reflecting the passion for our land through the cultivation of its fruits; a tradition we have inherited from both our European and Incas ancestors.”
The Agrelo and Lujan de Cuyo subregions sit just to the southwest of the city of Mendoza, in the foothills of the massive Andes Mountain range to the west. The soils are quite poor, which causes the roots of the vines to seek deep sources of nourishment, and subsequently improve the fruit. Agrelo, in particular, also benefits from a very cool climate, which slows/evens the ripening process and makes for excellent Chardonnay fruit.