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...

  • 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...

  • Malbec

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

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  • Pascual Toso Malbec 2011

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    Wine review by danimal


  • Navarro Correas Syrah Colección Privada 2005

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    Thick, concentrated, and direct, this is a syrah to pair with the richest foods. Still tannic and not very sweet, its like dark jam made from the ripest plums think Cornas! (AV 85, http://argovino.com/?p=683) Read More

    Wine review by Argovino


  • Pascual Toso Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

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    An earthy bouquet full of asparagus, eggplant and root vegetables followed by a rich but fleeting dose of plum jam, intriguing as it opens up. (AV 86, http://argovino.com/?p=257) Read More

    Wine review by Argovino


  • Ricardo Santos Malbec El Malbec la Madras 2010

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    Wine review by alfonsoargudin


  • Alamos Cabernet Sauvignon Nicolas Catena 2010

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    Rather unassuming, with just a slight plum bouquet and touches of licorice and blackberry in the mouth. The flavor is pleasant, certainly not overbearing, but there are undesirable tinges of tannin and bitterness that may mellow with age. (AV 86, http://argovino.com/?p=903) Read More

    Wine review by Argovino


  • Finca Flichman Dedicado 2009

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    Showing inky, dark purple with red hues. The nose was highly expressive with fruity, spicy notes, showing a mix of blueberry and cherry, cinnamon, and hints of coffee grinds, violets and minerals adding depth. It caressed the palate with soft textures, balanced acidity and flavors of ripe blackberry, a dusting of dark chocolate and spice. Sweet ... Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido


  • Finca Flichman Dedicado 2009

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    Black fruits here with just a touch of menthol and spices. A robust wine, a bit bigger than I usually go for. I'm thinking grilled meats with this one. Read More

    Wine review by napagirl68


  • Finca Flichman Dedicado 2009

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    Deep ruby in the glass. Lovely fruit on the nose. Black and red currant with noble claret qualities, along with ripe black raspberry and other red and black wild berry fruit. Nice aromas as well of oak vanillin and just the slightest earthiness. Almost a hint of mint and basil. Nicely textured and well structured. It enters on juicy, fruit... Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile


  • Finca Flichman Dedicado 2009

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    The wine is a deep ruby in the glass, but given the blend, it's not as opaque as a traditional Malbec. The nose was rich with black fruit, ripe plum, cassis and berries, and a lovely hint of oak and dried herbs, and a bit later there were distinct coffee notes as well. As the wine opened up in the glass, there was a definite sweetness in the n... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka


  • Finca Flichman Dedicado 2009

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    Big, bold, with some Cab Sauv it gives it even a more ripe black fruited nose and on the palate there is considerable acid that brings almost a blue fruit element to the palate. Read More

    Wine review by WineWithKristen


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