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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  • Malbec

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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  • Sauvignon Blanc

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