Funckenhausen

330 hectares of virgin land were purchased in 2003 by Kurt Heinlein, in the San Rafael zone of south Mendoza. The vineyards were planted next to the Diamante River on the foothills of the Andes Mountains at 2726 feet above sea level, on sandy chalk soils. Franco Lucchini is the viticulturist and Jimena Lopez is the winemaker. Mr Heinlein is of German descent and Funckenhausen celebrates his heritage. Ms Lopez is one of a growing group of young and very talented female winemakers in South America.

Malbec Blend

A special selection of 50% Malbec, 35% Bonarda, 15%Syrah destemmed and fermented in concrete tanks with selected yeast. Followed by a spontaneous malolactic fermentation. The resulting wine is blended with 20% reserva malbec from the previous vintage aged in used American and French oak. Bottled in a Liter bottle after a slight filtration. Winemaker Jimena Lopez.

Reviews:

“Bright and aromatic red with lemons, blackberries and stones. Medium body and a fresh finish. A blend of Malbec, Bonarda and Syrah.”
–James Suckling, June 2017 89 points

Price: Fl $144, 3cs $136, 5cs $128.
 
Dry Rose

75% Malbec, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cab Franc destemmed and lightly macerated before gently pressed into steel tanks for fermentation. The resulting wine is bottled into 1liter bottles after a light flitration.

Reviews:
Price: Fl $136, $120