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Drunk Penguin Rockhopper 2022

Merlot/Malbec Blend

Drunk Penguin Rockhopper 2022
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Embark on a sensory journey with this delightful Merlot/Malbec blend crafted by acclaimed winemaker Pablo Martorell. From the renowned VINUV Vineyard in the Uco Valley, this limited edition boasts organic grapes grown at an altitude of 1100 meters. With notes of dark berries and a hint of French oak, each of the 600 bottles produced tells a tale of passion and tradition. Ideal for easy sipping, it pairs seamlessly with meats, red pasta dishes, pizza, and casseroles.

Wine Specs
Uco Valley
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
VINUV Vineyard. Grapes raised using organic methods (no herbicides or pesticides). Los Chacayes Tunuyán - Valle de Uco, Mendoza Altitude 1100 meters (3600 feet) above sea level. Soil composition: Poor soil very rocky with sandy and silt in its composition.
Production Notes
Manual harvest in 12 kg cases. Passed through two hand-sorting tables, first as whole clusters and then as single berries after destemming. Cold soak and fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks. Manual punch downs enhanced the wine`s extraction. Aged briefly used French oak barrels.
Winemaker Notes
Winemaker: Pablo Martorell Pablo Martorell is accomplished with high marks from Wine Spectator, Wine Advocate and Wine Enthusiast. Born and raised in Tunuyán just minutes from our vineyard, he has worked at some of the most acclaimed wineries in Mendoza, including Bodega Nieto Senetiner, Catena Zapata, Trivento and Bodega Flecha de los Andes, under Michel Rolland’s tutelage. In 2006 he worked with Chateau de Lauret in Pomerol, Bordeaux, and in 2007, for Chateau Peyre Lebade and Chateau Clarke in Medoc, Bordeaux, both part of the Rothschild Group. He is currently the head winemaker for The Vines of Mendoza.
Food Pairings
Easy drinking and pairs well with most meats, red pasta dishes, pizza, and casseroles.
600 bottles