Region: Argentina - Mendoza - Tupungato
Grapes: 50% Malbec, 50% Syrah
Notes on the Wine
Del Mono, which means 'From the Monkey', is a blend of 50% Malbec and 50% Syrah. It is made with village fruit from different growers in Tupungato. 1500 cases produced.
Notes on the Producer
Passionate Wines is the brainchild of Matias Michelini. He is the winemaker, agronomist, and Grand Poobah of his winery named Passionate Wines. Matias strives to make experimental wines that express terroir. These wines are low production and are drawn from multiple inspirations, regions, and styles. The Via Revolucionaria wines are single vineyard, unconventional wines, fermented with native yeast. He produces a skin macerated Torrontes “Brutal”, an unfiltered Semillon “Hulk”, and a carbonic macerated and fermented Bonarda “Pura”. The Montesco wines are small production wines that focus on place and varietals. Matias continues to experiment with other cuvees with the mantra of producing either atypical varietals or classic varietals in non-traditional methods.