Maipú Wine

Maipu is a subregion of Mendoza, part of the larger Cuyo region in Argentina. It is situated just a few miles from the Mendoza river, which serves as irrigation for many of its vineyards planted in the alluvial (sand over clay) soil.

This, along with Lujan de Cuyo, is considered one of the most important wine regions within Mendoza. Malbec is the main grape grown for red wine, which has seen an increase in modern, quality wine-making in recent years. Cabernet Sauvignon and Tempranillo are other reds produced there. For whites, the area is known for growing mostly Chardonnay with some Torrontes.

– Description from Amanda Schuster

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  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Sangiovese

    Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central ...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Malbec

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

  • 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...

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  • Broquel Malbec 2011

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    Had this with Dinner the other night at Mercat Bistro. Found this review online on National Post and feel it does far better than I can.'...A big fruity malbec with mulberry and blackberry fruit aromas, hints of oak plus floral and herbal tones, plus some dark chocolate. Its full bodied, fairly dense, creamy and lively. Focus is well maintained ... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Las Perdices Cabernet Sauvignon Barrancas 2010

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    Oct. 2014, Polly's. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Broquel Malbec 2011

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    Another stunner!andfor less than $15 - incredible. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Mendel Malbec 2011

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    Boy, I had a different take after trying this Thursday. Decanted an hour or so ahead, this was a slightly overripe and badly overoaked. It had no distinct character; it could have been from any grape from anywhere in the world. Just a generic New World wine, and a vehicle for oak. Read More

    Wine review by John E Morris


  • Pascual Toso Malbec Reserve las Barrancas Vineyards 2011

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    haven't been a huge Malbec fan but this one very good , newer oakiness but not overpowering Read More

    Wine review by CalKid


  • Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva. Luigi Bosca 2011

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    Had the 2001 vintage on 11 Jan, 2014. Has been in my cellar since Nov 2004. Awarded as wine of the year in 2004 in Finland in category 10-20 Eur.Nice smooth, light blueberry, leather, vanilla, on the nose, even some black pepper. Still well structured on the palate despite its age, even strongish, clear pepper. Really balanced and nice. A few... Read More

    Wine review by Ruski


  • Pascual Toso Merlot Estate Bottled 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by Umbra


  • Bodega Mendel Malbec Mendoza 2010

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    This is quite attractive on the nose with a floral base note framing the cinnamon dusted plum and black cherry notes on the nose, and picking up a bit of dried herb with air. Round and plump up front, the rich plum and blackberrry fruit is nicely supported by integrated acids and rounded tannins. Theres some obvious wood on the mid-palate acting... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Cupcake Vineyards Malbec San Luis Obispo County 2011

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    light bodied..with a nice dry finish Read More

    Wine review by mikespeer



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