Allamand Cuvée Saint Jeannet Mendoza Allamand Cuvée Saint Jeannet Mendoza Allamand Cuvée Saint Jeannet Mendoza Download PDF

Winery Bodegas Luminis / Allamand Wines
Varieties100% Saint Jeannet
Farming Practicesconventional
Soilsalluvial, chalky loam soils with small river bedrocks
Trellis systemVSP
Harvest Techniqueby hand in 15kg bins on April 5th
Year Vines Were Planted2009 massalle
Fermentationstainless steel fermentation
Item NoAR353
Bottle Case12
Country Argentina
Region Mendoza
Allamand Cuvée Saint Jeannet Mendoza

“This unique and distinctive white wine is made in its entirety with Saint Jeannet which is also referred to as Gros Vert Blanc. As far as we know, this strange and almost extint grape variety originates in France (Grasse according to some... southern Rhone according to others...) Cristian Allamand along with his father Raymond Stanislas Allamand have rescued this variety and own the only 2 hectares planted to 100% Saint Jeannet at La Lucita vineyard, in the district of El Carrizal, part of the department of Lujan de Cuyo.

In 2013, working in conjunction with the local INTA and the remote direction of Jose Vouillamoz (genetecist that works with Jancis Robinson and Julia Harding, MW, co-authoring "Wine Grapes: A Complete Guide to 1,368 Vine Varieties, including their Origins and Flavours"), DNA analysis confirmed with 99% confidence that the grapes that the Allamands are cultivating are Saint Jeannet/Gros Vert Blanc.” Winemaker’s notes