Valle de Uco, Mendoza
Situated in the West of the country, Mendoza, Argentina’s most important wine region, is famous for its dark purple Malbec grapes as well as for its Pinot Noir, Syrah, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot amongst others. The province, which has stable temperatures, a lot of sun, and a unique terroir, irrigates its beautiful vineyards with the glacial water of the Andes Mountains that serve as a spectacular backdrop.
The region is geographically divided into many sub regions amongst which Lujan de Cuyo and Valle de Uco stand out in terms of wine production.
Lujan de Cuyo is just south of Mendoza city and reaps the benefits of irrigating its top-quality vineyards with high-purity and low salinity water from the glacial Mendoza River. Right next to Lujan de Cuyo is Agrelo, a smaller sub-region that also produces wonderful Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc grapes.
Valle de Uco is a valley at the foothills of the Andes Mountains, set on the north of the Tunuyan River and is considered to be one of the best areas for the wine industry. This area also produces nuts and fruits and is a great place to visit due to its stunning scenery. More information and investment opportunities in the Uco Valley are available at La Morada de Los Andes.
Copied below are the wines we will be trying today:
Las Perdices Sauvignon Blanc 2010 – Agrelo – Lujan de Cuyo – Mendoza
Escorihuela Gascón Pequeñas Producciones Chardonnay 2009 – Agrelo – Lujan de Cuyo – Mendoza
Ocio Merlot 2009 – Alto Valle – Río Negro – Patagonia
Patritti Primogénito Malbec 2008 – San Patricio del Chañar – Neuquén – Patagonia
Antucura Grand Vin 2005 – Vistaflores – Tunuyan – Valle de Uco – Mendoza