MENDOZA, Argentina - January 28, 2014 – Bodegas y Viñedos Luminis, a boutique winery and vineyard estate located in Mendoza, Argentina, announces the release of a new series of small production Argentine wines to the U.S. market. The portfolio of site-specific Estate wines highlights the diversity of Mendoza wine growing regions.
“I want to let each vineyard speak for itself through the wines I make,” stated viticuluralist and winemaker Cristian Allamand “in order to do that, you must spend more time working the land than at the winery. I hope the U.S. consumers can taste that.” Martin Castro, Founder and Managing Partner adds “the discussion of Mendoza used to be all about the grape, but now, finally, the conversation is moving towards the diversity of the land. Our goal is to show that through our portfolio of wines.”
Bodegas y Viñedos Luminis owns and manages 125 acres of vineyards in both Luján de Cuyo and in Valle de Uco. Distinct lines of wines with different brand names were created in order to help the consumer identify a strong sense of place. The "Allamand" wines highlight the Valle de Uco region of Mendoza. The "Luminis" wines express the character of the historic Luján de Cuyo region. The limited "H" line represents the purest expression of Cristian Allamand as a viticulturist and winemaker, and showcases only exceptional vintages. The entire portfolio of wines is sourced from Estate vineyards. The following portfolio is available in select U.S. markets starting January 2014:
Allamand Valle de Uco Malbec (14,450 cases) $12.99
Allamand Valle de Uco Cabernet Sauvignon (1080 cases) $12.99
Allamand Altamira Malbec (600 cases) $24.99
Luminis Luján de Cuyo Malbec (2400 cases) $14.99
Luminis Luján de Cuyo Cabernet Sauvignon (1093 cases) $14.99
Luminis Perdriel Malbec (369 cases) $24.99
Allamand ‘H’ Valle de Uco (230 cases) $34.99
*Prices are based on suggested retail price in the U.S market.
Current distribution includes: FL, NC, VA, WV, DC, IL, IN, OH, KY, MA, NY, NJ, CO, OR, with additional markets proposed for 2014.
About Bodegas y Viñedos Luminis
Bodegas y Viñedos Luminis, based in Mendoza, Argentina, was started by three friends, viticulturalist and winemaker Cristian Allamand and managing partners Martin Castro and Luis Feld, with the mission of furthering the concept and production of Estate and terroir driven wines in Argentina. The portfolio includes two lines of region-specific wines: Allamand, highlighting Uco Valley vineyards and Luminis, focusing on vineyards in the historic region of Luján de Cuyo; as well a limited production, vintage-specific line called H. Launched in 2009, the winery currently produces 25,000 cases with plans for growth in the 2014 vintage. Bodegas y Viñedos Luminis uses 100% Estate fruit in order to deliver wines that are a true reflection of their origin and represent the values of the people who make them. For more information please visit www.allamand.com.ar/en or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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