Mendel Winery is located in Mendoza’s Lujan de Cuyo region. The winery features one of Argentina´s most experienced and respected wine-makers, Roberto de la Mota. What separates Mendel from other wineries in the regions is it’s 80-year-old Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards. These vineyards have been maintained with the highest degree of attention to secure the production of high-quality artisan wines.
After a short description of the wineries history, and production of its wines, the tour takes one through the wineries’ cellars and past its fermentation tanks. Depending on the season in which one visits the winery, you can have the luck to see the recently harvested wines fermenting in their tanks.
The grapes fermenting in these crates, are soon moved into steel tanks where the maceration process begins. The maceration, which lasts for three to five weeks, is done by hand. During this process The skins of the grapes slowly sinks the skins into the liquid, ensuring an important selective extraction of aromas, tannins and polyphenols, the elements which will give the wine body volume and structure of the highest quality.