Lujan de Cuyo Wine

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Lujan de Cuyo is a subregion of Mendoza, both part of the larger Cuyo wine region in Argentina. It is located south of Mendoza city, across the river of the same name. Most of the vineyards surround the river, providing natural irrigation for the alluvial (sand over clay) soil. This is considered the star region of Mendoza where many of the country’s top internationally selling wineries are located. It became Argentina’s first official appellation in 1993.

Malbec is the main grape grown, and has seen a steady increase in quality over the years, with investments in modern wine-making equipment and techniques to maximize its potential. Cabernet Sauvignon is also widely successful in blends and varietal releases. Torrontes is the main white grape, known for its perfumed aroma, fruity flavor and refreshing acidity. Chardonnay is also grown.
 

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Norton

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  • Malbec

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Syrah

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

  • Merlot

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

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    The Arizus take pride in a tradition that was born more than one hundred years ago; years in w...

  • Viniterra

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  • Finca La Anita

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Lujan de Cuyo on Snooth

  • Trivento Malbec Reserve 2012

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    Dry finish, pleasantly crisp and enjoyable. Definitive fruity lead-in with an excellent finish. Read More

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  • Maipe Bonarda 2011

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  • Bodega Norton 'Reserva' Malbec 2010

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  • Bodega Septima Malbec 2011

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  • Cheval des Andes 2007

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    Mendoza, Cuyo, Argentina. Malbec 50% - Cab Sauv 50%. Alc 14% by Vol Read More

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  • Battle Axe Malbec 2012

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  • Bodega Catena Zapata Malbec Agrelo 2010

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    Deep Rubby color with some terracota tints in the rim. Thick body and smooth tannins. Read More

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  • Kaiken Ultra Malbec 2011

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    Dark and exotic on the nose with layers of oak, tropical flowers, pomegranate and zesty wild plums. Rich, powerful and a bit mysterious on entry, this shows slightly aggressive wood tannin today, adding a drying vein to the midpalate, but the fruit is so rich its easy to miss. Dark, slightly roasted flavors of black cherry and blackberry are enl... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Kaiken Ultra Malbec 2011

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  • Vina Cobos Malbec Bramare Lujan de Cuyo 2011

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    Crushed black cherries, expensive chocolate, grilled meats, a hint of black pepper and sweet vanilla and powdered ginger greet the nose. A bit tight, and definitely wound up, this shows lovely depth to the fruit with an elegance and almost laciness that is rare to find with malbec. The oak, nutty and showing allspice tones, is dominant today but... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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