A Land That Was Made For Wine

 "The vineyards of Mendoza are born of the marriage between the mountain snows and the desert sun."

 

 

Mendoza

Terroir, the particular combination of the climate, soil, altitude and growing practices of a region, make products from Mendoza an undiscovered and unexpected pleasure.

Situated at the foot of the Andes Mountains, Mendoza has a distinct advantage over other Southern hemisphere regions: its alluvial soils. Millions of years of geologic activity have made these soils uniquely adapted to agriculture.

Pure mountain spring water from melting snowcaps high in the Andes provides the life-giving element. Because of this terrior, Mendoza produces some of the most complex and interesting wines as well as many varieties of fruits, vegetables, spices, and herbs.

In the Andes foothills, Mother Nature has given winemakers the ultimate climate for viticulture: high altitudes help the grape achieve its full ripeness. Cool nights which maintain the acidity needed for bracing, long-lasting wines. Modest rainfalls which deter pests, and melting snows that ensures large, thriving crops. It’s no surprise Mendoza is becoming one of the world’s premier wine-producing regions.

Since the mid-16th century, Argentina’s winemakers have recognized the land’s promise. This ideal environment, coupled with the thriving premium grape varieties introduced by immigrants from Spain, France, and Italy, has left the region poised to be a true force in the winemaking world.

Not long ago, Wine Spectator referred to Mendoza as “a sleeping giant” in the wine industry. A new generation of vintners has awakened it with passion, imagination, dedication – and a grape called Malbec.


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