The history of Pulenta goes back to the arrival in 1902 of the splendid looking Angelo and Palmina from Ancona in Italy and this year the fifth Argentinian generation was born. Ten years ago saw the birth of the company in its present form, with many of the lesser vineyards sold off and the company - always excellent growers - now concentrating on producing their superb estate wines of different levels. They have two main vineyard sites about an hour, and slightly higher than Mendoza.
Pulenta has a definite house style, or should I say determined influence on the wines they make. Most of their wines are single varietal and all totally faithful to the characteristics of that variety. They ferment their reds at slightly lower temperatures than the norm and so their trademark silky tannins are part of the expression of every wine they make. Currently they remain our sole South American producer and their care in both vineyard and cellar is exemplary. They`ve made huge investment in the last couple of years, installing anti-hail netting across the entire estate, hail being the curse of Mendoza. (CW 10/09/14)
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Pulenta Estate Malbec (Mendoza)
Pulenta Gran Cabernet Franc (Mendoza)
Pulenta Gran Corte (Mendoza)
Pulenta Gran Malbec (Mendoza)