Bodegas y Viñedos Luminis’ main objective with this line of wines is to show the distinctive characteristics that their own grapes grown in Luján de Cuyo, part of the High Mendoza River region, are capable of expressing. The department of Luján de Cuyo has historically been the most important area to cultivate grapes for quality wines in Argentina and it is home to the most important and known Argentine wineries.
Winemaker Cristian Allamand’s main objective is to produce wines that clearly identify the different appellations where Cristian owns or manages vineyards to express “to its fullest potential” the particulars of each distinctive growing area of Mendoza. Cristian defines his winemaking philosophy as “clean, non-intrusive, but very respectful of what each vineyard is capable of showing.” In his own words: “I want to let each vineyard ‘speak’ for itself through the wines I make.” Cristian Allamand is one of the few winemakers in Argentina that spends more time working the land than at the winery making his wines.
Reaching almost 3,300 feet above sea level and located only 20 kilometers outside the capital of the province of Mendoza, Luján de Cuyo has the potential to show world class Cabernets. Located on a lower altitude valley and experiencing higher temperatures across the year, Luján de Cuyo tends to produce more “masculine” wines when compared with those coming from the Valle de Uco area. The objective at Bodegas y Viñedos Luminis, is to capture these differentiators and offer them through their Luján de Cuyo line of wines.