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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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Tempranillo

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

  • 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...

  • 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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  • Alamos Malbec 2013

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    Wine review by danceforme


  • Antucura Malbec Vista Flores -Mendoza 2012

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    New to wines and just beginning to tell different varieties apart and direct my choices. My favorites so far are Malbec. I must confess that I still prefer French Cahors to Argentinian Malbecs, but this one is pretty good. I think it will improve after a couple of years and it seems a little young currently, but still very impressive. Read More

    Wine review by Left Turn


  • Antucura Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

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    I have always liked the Antucura wines. Good solid easy to predict. I think that this one needs to settle for a little longer before it comes into its own. Read More

    Wine review by anstett


  • Loca Linda Malbec 2011

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    nose of apple juice, mouth taste of minerals, enjoyable wine, drink now. Read More

    Wine review by lynnjp


  • Perlita Malbec-Syrah Valle de Uco Mendoza 2010

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    Very great steak wine, with cherry, plum and leather notes in taste Read More

    Wine review by Yelloweyes00


  • Antucura Gran Vin 2006

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    Wine review by golferjordan


  • Cuvelier Los Andes Coleccion Merlot 2010

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    An oddly brackish note, like raw clams, dominates the nose and persists not a flaw, but unusual into the mouth, where its joined by dark plum in a strong and enduring structure. A good match for strong-tasting meats like lamb and venison! (AV 87, http://argovino.com/?p=1248) Read More

    Wine review by Argovino


  • Salentein Killka Malbec 2011

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    Wine review by imranola


  • Qaramy Alto 2005

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    Wine review by Nickrueter


  • Bodega Diamandes de Uco Viognier 2010

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    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


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