Mendoza Wine

Mendoza is by far the largest and most prolific wine region in all of Argentina. It’s part of the larger, Cuyo region, in the west of the country, bordering the Andes, which provide a good deal of climate protection. The area is mostly hot and dry, but there is some natural river irrigation, particularly from the Mendoza from which it is named. The biggest threat is from the dry, “Zonda” winds, which have been known to damage the grapes. Many of the vineyards are high altitude, some crazy, dizzyingly high, with published reports of as high as 5600 feet above sea level. This allows for precisioned grape-growing for maximum ripeness and temperature control. The soils tend to be alluvial clay (sand over clay). Because the harvest season is predictably warm and dry from year to year, there is little vintage variation and wine-makers have advantageous control over the styles of wine and varietals produced.

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Varietals Produced in Mendoza View all

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Malbec

    History of the grape: Some believe Malbec is named after a Hungarian peasant who spread plantings along the French co...

Subregions of Mendoza

  • Maipú

    Maipu is a subregion of Mendoza, part of the larger Cuyo region in Argentina. It is situated ju...

  • Uco Valley

    This region -which has experienced the greatest growth in the past few years- comprises the depar...

  • Lujan de Cuyo

    Lujan de Cuyo is a subregion of Mendoza, both part of the larger Cuyo wine region in Argentina....

  • San Rafael

      San Rafael is a wine producing region within Mendoza, all part of the Cuyo region in Argen...

  • Santa Rosa

Popular Wineries in Mendoza View all

  • Bodega Zuccardi

    The equipment in our winery allows us to optimize all the necessary resources in the productio...

  • Trivento

      Founded in 1996 by Viña Concha y Toro, Trivento Bodegas y Viñedos aims to preserve and sho...

  • Familia Cassone

    Surrounded by the Andes range landscape with the majestic Aconcagua Mountain on the background, F...

  • Dominio del Plata

    Dominio del Plata is a family-owned and run project of Susana Balbo (Enologist) and Pedro Marc...

  • Viniterra

    The winery is placed in Luján de Cuyo, one of Mendoza finest winegrowing regions famed as the "Bi...

  • Bodegas Santa Ana

    The place where you grow up and live great moments of your life is very important... because of t...

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Mendoza on Snooth

  • Trapiche Melodias Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

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  • Nuna Syrah Lujan de Cuyo 2015

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    Dusty, dry and brooding earth and smoke aromas with black cherry and blackberry fruit notes. Tart sweet spice flavors of black cherry and blackberry on the palate with puckering acidity and drying tannins sucking all of the liquid out of the mouth on the finish, leaving behind only hot spice and candied licorice and cola notes. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Nuna Field White Lujan de Cuyo 2016

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    Light honey and white blossom aromas with some green apple. A bit emollient in the mouth, some oak profile with tart citrus, a bit of peach and green apple and a finish of toast. Read More

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  • Nuna Bonarda Lujan de Cuyo 2015

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    Dry, tarry and earthy with a hidden fruit note of blackberry. Tart and floral on the palate with a chunky blackberry note and a bit of sharp acidity, burnt espresso and black olive on the finish. Read More

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  • Gouguenheim Valle Escondido Red Melosa Mendoza 2011

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    Creamy vanilla aromas of cherry, raspberry and blackberry preserves. Zesty acidity and bright fruit flavors of blueberry and cherry are very expressive and generous on the palate with fresh baking spice coming through on the mid palate and a dark cocoa finish. Refreshing and flavorful. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Domaine Bousquet Chardonnay Pinot Noir Brut Mendoza

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    Musky earthy aromas of sandy soil and clay on the nose with hints of peach, melon and dried sage. Continues to be earthy and concentrated on the palate with lemon and grapefruit citrus fruit, floral peach and dried apricot and a pervasive leesy earth throughout that's dusty and drying. Read More

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  • Chakana Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Uco Valley 2015

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    Chalky cherry and milk chocolate aromas with raspberry cream and floral notes. Nice complexity on the palate, assertive and fruity on entry and throughout with bright cherry and plum notes, tart cranberry and puckering acidity on the mid palate with a streak of tannins and earth on the finish. Read More

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  • Ca' de Calle Gran Reserva Red Blend Mendoza 2015

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    Ripe red fruit aromas - dark cherry, plum and red currant, floral and spiced. Richly spiced as well on the palate yet mellow of fruit, pleasant red currant, raspberry and cherry, with a pleasant zestiness coming through on entry and through to the warming finish of earth, licorice and a touch of herbal medicine. Read More

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  • Vina Amalia Finca Los Montes Negros Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva Uco Valley 2013

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    Generous fruit aromas of blackberry and black cherry, soft earth and good minerality on the nose. Quite fruity on the palate with a pleasant continuum of mixed berry, black cherry and violet petals, this is very approachable and quaffable, enough depth to stay interesting with warm spice and a bit of chocolate towards the finish. Read More

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  • Carmelo Patti Cabernet Sauvignon Lujan de Cuyo 2007

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    Nice complexity here with savory mineral notes of loamy earth, baking spice and classic black fruit components - mostly black currant and blackberry. Silky, sultry and elegant on the palate with deep fruit notes of black cherry, black current and blackberry, a bit jammy but still quite fresh. This is ten years young today and drinking beautifull... Read More

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  • I just tried Marcus James 2007 (8078) from Mendoza Argentina (La Sierra) the price in Canada is way different that in US. Appearance: light Feels: Soft, good acid Tastes: fruity (citric) It is a good wine for the price. Enjoy it

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