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© 2019 LUNA DE ESPERANZA

 

OUR STORY

Our love of adventure and the pursuit of superb wines led us from our homes in Charleston, SC all the way down to Mendoza, Argentina in hopes of one day making wines of our own. Our goal was to create wines with true finesse that represented the distinct terroir of our favorite wine region. That hope was realized in the foothills of the famed Valley de Uco when, as fate would have it, our beloved Palmetto State’s crescent moon rose high above the Andes Mountains. We present to you Luna de Esperanza (Moon of Hope).

OUR VINEYARD

Our vines sit atop an ancient riverbed that crosses our property from West to East. The sedimentary rock and centuries of alluvium washes from the Andes Mountains and nearby rivers have resulted in a world-class estate, which sits at an exceptional elevation of over 3,700 feet.

OUR WINES

"There is serious winemaking talent in these wines" - Trudi Wagner   GOAT SHEEP COW  CHARLESTON, SC

You will immediately notice that our wines are markedly different from many of the explosively fruit driven examples made elsewhere in the valley, and the rest of Argentina. Instead, you’ll find a hyper-focused expression of our terroir. These are serious wines, worthy of serious contemplation. 

Our BARREL-FERMENTED VINTAGES are hand numbered and have a limited production of between 300 and 600 bottles. After fermentation, the wine is aged in new French oak for 24 months, bottled unfiltered and cellared for an additional 2 years before we release.

 

Our SUPER-PREMIUM and GRAND BLEND VINTAGES are hand numbered and have a limited production of between 900 and 1200 bottles. They see 18 months in new French oak, are bottled unfiltered before also being cellared for an additional 2 years before we release.

OUR WINEMAKING TEAM

MARIANA ONOFRI -

DIRECTOR OF WINE

Born and raised in Lavalle to vineyard manager parents and grandparents, Mariana had no intention of making wine her career. It was after she became an English-language graduate when the opportunity arose to teach English to winemakers that her true love for wine blossomed and career path was set. She went to work for ​Chateau​ ​La​ ​Violette​ ​in​ ​Pomerol, Bordeaux,​ ​France before becoming the sommelier at Relais & Chateaux’s La Bourgogne in Punta Del Este, Uruguay. Back in Mendoza for nearly a decade, she oversees all blending sessions and winemaking plans.

PABLO MARTORELL -

HEAD WINEMAKER

Born and raised in Tunuyán, Pablo is a winemaker heavily awarded from Wine Advocate and Wine Enthusiast. ​He​ ​has​ ​worked​ ​at​ ​some​ ​of​ ​the​ ​most​ ​important​ ​wineries​ ​in Mendoza,​ ​including​ ​Bodega​ ​Nieto​ ​Senetiner,​ ​Catena​ ​Zapata,​ ​Trivento​ ​and​ ​Bodega Flecha​ ​de​ ​los​ ​Andes,​ ​under​ ​the​ ​esteemed​ ​Michel​ ​Rolland’s​ ​tutelage. His international experience includes ​Chateau​ ​de​ ​Lauret​ ​in​ ​Pomerol, Bordeaux and ​Chateau​ ​Clarke​ ​in​ ​Medoc, Bordeaux,​ ​both​ ​part​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Rothschild​ ​Group.

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