Passionate Wines Del Mono Blanco 2022
Varietal: 60% Sauvignon Blanc and 40% Semillon
Case Production: 1250
Alcohol Content: 12%
Region / Location: Tupungato, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
Vineyard: 2 Separate Vineyards, Sav Blanc – 2 Hectares, Semillon – 3 Hectares, planted in Sav Blanc – 1970, Semillon – 1960
Farming Practices: Organic
Soil Type: Alluvial
Winemaker: Matias Michelini
Élevage: 6 months in concrete vat
Passionate Wine, by Matías Michelini, is a project in constant creative evolution. Since renting an old abandoned bodega in Tupungato and transforming it into a collaborative winemaking facility, Matias has experimented and created wines from various terroirs, always with his characterful imprint of pushing the envelope while holding the utmost respect and admiration for nature; he takes the freedom to innovate, looking to make pleasurable wines while exploring undiscovered terroir.
The bodega was originally owned by Italian immigrants and had been abandoned for more than a decade. He hired street artists to paint it with his wine labels on the walls. One of the artists painted a gigantic gorilla on the exterior wall of the winery, stealing the wines. Soon the winery started being referred to as ‘The Monkey’s Place’ by the locals.