Uco Valley Wine

This region -which has experienced the greatest growth in the past few years- comprises the departments of Tunuyán, Tupungato and San Carlos and is located in the Center-West of Mendoza. The valley’s climate is rigorous in the winter and warm in the summer, with cool nights. The annual average temperature is 14.2º C. It has over 20,000 hectares of vineyards lying at the foot of the Andes Mountain range. The region is known for its altitude vineyards and for its aptitude for high quality grape growing, which leads to excellent white and red wine production. However, red varieties are predominant in the region. Moreover, the good acidity level achieved by the grapes bestows a good aging capacity on the wines of the Uco Valley. The white varieties most developed in the region are: Chardonnay, Semillón, Torrontés and Pedro Giménez. Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Tempranillo and Bonarda stand out among red varieties. Even Pinot Noir and Syrah find the altitude conditions of the Uco Valley suitable for optimal ripening.

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  • Tempranillo

    History of the grape: Origins of Tempranillo are murky. It could be indigenous to the Spanish countryside, or it coul...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • 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...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • Chakana Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Uco Valley 2015


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


    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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  • Finca El Origen Phi Single Vineyard Tunuyan Uco Valley 2011


    Soft violet and creamy coffee aromas with concentrated blackberry and black cherry fruit, fresh spice and vanilla bean. Hefty, full and creamy on the palate with excellent depth of fruit, full of chocolate, chewy cherry and blackberry, strong, gripping tannins and deceptively high acidity bringing freshness and buoyancy to the mid palate before ... Read More

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  • Chakana Estate Selection Chardonnay Uco Valley 2016


    Fresh green apple and lemon balm aromas with a grassy green note and some tart citrus. Cool and juicy on the palate with lemon, soft melon and green apple fruit, some creaminess and a medium texture in the mouth. Turns a bit warmer on the finish, releasing some pleasant peach notes and a bit of oak spice. Read More

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  • Gouguenheim Valle Escondido Malbec Reserva Uco Valley 2014


    Blackberry compote and soft baking spice aromas with a bit of milk chocolate. Dry and drying in the mouth with tart acidity and concentrated berry flavors, smoky earthiness, black cherry and a finish of earth and heat. Read More

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  • Bodegas Salentein Numina Gran Corte Red Blend Uco Valley 2014


    Savory and earthy aromas of dark chocolate, plum and black currant on the nose with creamy, vanilla bean notes and inviting fresh berry. Dark berry, leather and smoke on the palate with a burnt twig flavor, chewy tannins, dried herbs and tart, focused black fruit. Read More

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  • Bodegas Salentein Portillo Pinot Noir Uco Valley 2015


    Creamy fresh cherry and candied strawberry aromas with a note of buttery brioche. Clear and clean on the palate without a ton of depth, this expresses itself in fresh fruit notes of cherry and cranberry, a touch of violets and a smoky finish. Read More

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  • Susana Balbo Signature Cabernet Sauvignon Uco Valley 2014


    Brown sugar, blackberry and blueberry aromas are soft and elegant. Generous fruit, smoky cocoa, resinous tannins and a sticky earthy spice on the palate, this is dry and dusty with a full mouth of black currant fruit and a finish of plum. Read More

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  • Bodegas Salentein Portillo Cabernet Sauvignon 2015


    Baking spice and black cherry aromas with a light floral note. A bit of brown sugar and spiky acidity on the attack with a dark earthy zest and plenty of rich chocolate and coffee flavors in a birch bark envelope. Read More

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  • Finca El Origen Estate Blend Uco Valley 2015


    Light aromas of raspberry and red currant. Medium-light palate of dusty red cherry, cranberry and soft earth with well integrated tannins that flare up on the finish. Read More

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  • I will be traveling to the UCO Valley starting Friday March 14th for 5 days, I'm looking forward to a great trip. Theminoritywinereport.com

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  • Uco Valley. The Next Napa . It's still possible to get a feel for what Napa was like before the hordes arrived... A superb wine region with high altitude vineyards and mountains. It is tempting to the senses! Source: Mendoza Holidays (www.mendozaholidays.com)

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