Red Wine, Mendoza

Mendoza is by far the largest wine region in Argentina. Located on a high-altitude plateau at the edge of the Andes Mountains, the province is responsible for roughly 70 percent of the country's annual wine production. The French grape variety Malbec has its New World home in the vineyards of Mendoza, producing red wines of great concentration and intensity.

The province lies on the western edge of Argentina, across the Andes Mountains from Chile. While the province is large (it covers a similar area to the state of New York), its viticultural land is clustered mainly in the northern part, just south of Mendoza City. Here, the regions of Lujan de Cuyo, Maipu and the Uco Valley are home to some of the biggest names in Argentinian wine.

This soil in this region is alluvial with rocky subsoil. It possesses sediments of sand, silt and clay. Its little organic matter restraints the grapevine’s growth and this results in excellent quality grapes suitable for winemaking. Malbec wines from this area hold outstanding features; red and violet tones with great intensity.
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  1. Esquinas De Argento Malbec 2020
    Nicola Cantena planted his first Malbvec vineyard in Mendoza in 1902! This wine goes through an extensive cold maceration for 5 days at 48ºF (8,8ºC) to extract aromas. The juice is then fermented for 26 days with a post-fermentation maceration of 24 days. Wild ... Learn More
  2. Bodegas Salentein Portillo Malbec 2020
    Exclusively imported by United Cellars, this outstanding value Argentinian Malbec is a consistent favourite of staff and our regular customers. Displaying a fresh and fruity nose, enhanced by hints of plums, black berries and a touch of vanilla. The palate ... Learn More
  3. Bodegas Salentein Primus Malbec 2018
    Bodegas Salentein is the heart and soul of the Uco Valley. Aromas of blackberries, raspberries and blueberries, combined with floral hints and delicate notes of vanilla and spices granted by its oak ageing. In the mouth, it is intense, wide, ... Learn More
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  4. Bodegas Salentein Finca La Pampa Single Vineyard Malbec 2017
    ASTING NOTES Single Vineyard La Pampa 1997 is distinguished by the complexity of its mingled black fruit and floral aromas. Good structure in the mouth with finely textured tannins, refreshing acidity, and notes of black fruit, black pepper and spices. The ... Learn More
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  6. Bodegas Salentein Numina Malbec 2019
    Tasting Notes Intense violet red in appearance. Complex on the nose, with pronounced black berries, plum jam and balsam notes. Fresh and juicy in the mouth, with an elegant, lingering finish. Vineyard Notes This wine is made with 100% Malbec grapes ... Learn More
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    James Suckling
  7. Terrazas De Los Andes Grand Malbec 2017
    Totally opaque black dark red core with a deep dark red black tinged hue. Lifted aromas of violets, ripe dark cherries, hints of blueberry and liquorice merge into elements of dried herbs, lightly scorched vanillin cedar and spice. Medium bodied ... Learn More
  8. Vina Cobos 'Cobos Volturno' Cabernet Malbec 2009
    98pts Robert Parker, One of the more celebrated vineyards in Luyan de Cuyo is the iconic Marchiori Vineyard. Famed within the region for decades producing exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot which was released under the name Corte uNico. Paul Hobbs ... Learn More
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