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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  • Chardonnay

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Merlot

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

  • Malbec

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Tempranillo

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

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  • Qaramy Alto 2005


    No written review

    Wine review by Nickrueter

  • Bodega Diamandes de Uco Viognier 2010


    A straw-colored wine with smoked honey in the nose transforms into pure lemon curd, with a sharp mix of tart and sweet that blooms and then vanishes without a trace in an immaculately clean finish. Splendid and different! (AV 91, http://argovino.com/?p=670) Read More

    Wine review by Argovino

  • Salentein Portillo Malbec Uco Valle 2010


    A deep purple color hides a somewhat introverted Old World style that eventually opens up to a solid, fairly refined presentation. (AV 85, http://argovino.com/?p=194) Read More

    Wine review by Argovino

  • Cuvelier Los Andes Coleccion Merlot 2010


    Really needs to be decanted or opened the day before to taste reasonable well. Read More

    Wine review by RUS

  • Finca El Origen Malbec Reserva 2011


    Inky purple in color. This was so very dry. Well blended. Red fruit. Lasted in the fridge about a week...some real staying power. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899

  • Altivo Chardonnay-Viognier Reserva 2008


    Fruity but not overpoweringly sweet. Wonderful green apple and peach notes. I'm not a Chard person but this was a nice wine with the meal. Read More

    Wine review by DWCPSC

  • Luca Malbec 2009


    Intense violet brigth color. On the nose some cristallized red fruit like plum and agras, very fruity wine. Some velvety tanins with the rigtha acidity, ligth body and again very fruity on the palate (it has 14 months on french new oak barrel). Some toffe on the after-taste. (Not my tipe of malbec). Deffinately will eat it with an Argentinian St... Read More

    Wine review by CheloSpahn

  • Finca El Origen Malbec Gran Reserva 2010


    This is the darkest red wine I've ever had. Barely any light passes through it, it's almost black! Likewise, feels heavy in the mouth. Lot's of fruit. turns your lips dark purple and black. Read More

    Wine review by Michael C Butler

  • Cuvelier Los Andes Coleccion Merlot 2010


    I had this as part of a Argentinian tasting at a local wine store.This was pleasant with good fruity nose. Smooth and well-balanced, it just needs more time.For more on the tasting, please visit http://dionyshius.blogspot.com/2012/08/sd-wine-co-argentinian.html Read More

    Wine review by shsim

  • Qaramy Alto 2005


    No written review

    Wine review by alanb1108

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