Thank you Bodega Melipal for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own
Bodega Melipal is located only 20 minutes from the city center of Mendoza. If you have a car it is pretty simple to get there. You only need to follow the road 40 to the south and turn right on road 7 after Lujan de Cujo, Bodega Melipal will be a few minutes after on your left.
Bodega Melipal is elegant winery situated in the area of Agrelo in Luján de Cuyo. The Vineyard is set in a stunning environment facing Los Andes.
When you arrive you are astonished by the incredible scenery! Beautiful gardens with olive trees, vineyards everywhere, pools where the Andes reflects on the water. The Vineyard building architecture simply completes the impressive picture.
They also have a restaurant with elegant settings and a stunning view of the vineyard.
We were greeted by Juan who informed us he was going to be our host for the Bodega Tour & Wine tasting.
You can quickly tell he is passionate, he explained to us everything we needed to know about the winery history and then about the wine process.
They produce Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.
The harvest is all done manually (Yes. Manually).
The grapes are collected and placed directly into boxes where a first selection is made.
Then they are taken to the winery where the second selection happens.
Bodega Melipal being a boutique-style winery, has the advantage to carry quickly the grape from the vineyard into the winery.
After the first set of explanation, Juan took us downstairs to show us the next step in the production and where the wine was being kept.
He explained the difference between their wines, the difference between French & American Oak Barrel and their effect and taste on the wine.
And it was time to taste what we have learned, so we moved into the Private Wine Cellar for our Wine Tasting!
Juan made us taste 4 wines
- A White Wine – the Torrontes
- 2 Malbec
- And their Diamond, the Nazarenas Vineyard planted in 1923
During the tasting, he explained to us what food to pair with which the wine. For example, the Torrontes is fabulous with Spicy Food, Ceviche, and Seafood! It is so great to have some knowledge takeaway to bring home!
We had an amazing experience, and couldn’t ask for more for our first Wine Tour & Tasting in Mendoza. Juan was a great host, a true wine enthusiast! He really took the time to educate us about Argentinian wine and to make us discover the stunning Bodega Melipal.
If you want more information head over to their website here!
To remind us of the fabulous experience we took a few bottles home of course! 🙂
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