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Mendoza

Argentina
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Region Description

Mendoza is the largest wine-producing region in Argentina, located in the foothills of the Andes Mountains. It is known for its high-altitude vineyards, producing some of the country's most renowned wines. With a long history of winemaking, Mendoza is now one of the most important wine regions in South America. The territory of Mendoza can be divided into five large sub-regions, which give the varieties their particular characteristics: Valle de Uco GI, integrated by the departments of Tunuyán, Tupungato and San Carlos; Primera Zona, which includes the departments of Luján de Cuyo and Maipú; the Northern oasis (Lavalle and Las Heras), the East (San Martín, Rivadavia, Junín, Santa Rosa and La Paz) and the South (San Rafael, Malargüe and General Alvear), covering practically the entire provincial geography. Mendoza has been producing wine since the 16th century, when Spanish settlers first brought vines to the region. Since then, the region has become a major producer of both red and white wines, with a focus on Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Torrontés. In recent years, Mendoza has become a leader in sustainable winemaking, with many producers focusing on organic and biodynamic practices.

Beautiful landscape of Mendoza wine region

Grapes & Wine Styles

Mendoza is known for its red wines, particularly Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Bonarda. White wines, such as Torrontés and Chardonnay, are also produced in the region. The wines of Mendoza are known for their intense flavors and aromas, with notes of dark fruit, spice and earth.

Notable Producers

Mendoza is home to some of Argentina's most renowned wineries, including Catena Zapata, Bodega Norton, and Bodega Escorihuela.

Fun Fact about Mendoza
The city of Mendoza is the largest wine producer in Latin America. This gorgeous city flaunts itself to be the only city in Latin America listed among the Wine Capitals in the World.

Top Wines from Mendoza

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Catena Malbec

Catena

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This Catena Malbec is a deep, full-bodied red wine from Argentina. It has an intense bouquet of ripe black fruit and spices, with a hint of vanilla and cedar. On the palate, it is juicy and full-bodied, with soft tannins and a long, lingering finish. The wine is well balanced, with a good acidity and a pleasant, savory finish. Enjoy it with grilled meats, stews, or bold cheeses.
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Alamos Malbec

Alamos

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3.8
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Alamos Malbec is a full-bodied, robust red wine from the Mendoza region of Argentina. The wine presents aromas of ripe red fruits, spices and a hint of oak. On the palate, the wine is smooth and well-balanced, with flavors of dark cherry, plum, and a touch of pepper. The finish is long and spicy, with a pleasing lingering taste of dark berries. Alamos Malbec is an excellent choice for pairing with grilled meats and hearty pastas.
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Trivento Reserve Malbec

Trivento

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Trivento Reserve Malbec is a bold and structured red wine from Argentina. This full-bodied wine yields aromas of ripe plum and blackberry, coupled with subtle notes of spice and cedar. On the palate, it is well-balanced and full-bodied, with a lingering finish of dark chocolate. The perfect accompaniment to grilled meats, this powerful wine is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
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Luigi Bosca Malbec

Luigi Bosca

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The Luigi Bosca Malbec is a bold, full-bodied red wine from the beautiful Mendoza region of Argentina. It has an intense ruby-purple color and aromas of ripe blackberry, dark cherry, and spice. On the palate, the wine is well balanced with rich flavors of blackberry, blueberry, and hints of dark chocolate and vanilla. The tannins are soft, yet present, and the finish is long and pleasing. This is a great choice for pairing with bold, flavorful dishes like grilled steak or mushrooms.
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Rutini Cabernet - Malbec

Rutini

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A classic A classic Argentinean blend, Rutini Cabernet - Malbec is a great example of the high altitude terroir. The nose of this full-bodied red wine is filled with aromas of dark fruit and spice, while the palate is robust and layered with flavors of blackberry, plum, cedar and a hint of pepper. The tannins are well balanced and the finish is long and smooth. Enjoy this wine with a hearty steak or robust pasta dish for a wonderful pairing.
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