We recently had the pleasure of a visit from Patricio Gouguenheim all the way from Argentina. We were already really impressed with the quality of his wines, but meeting him made us even more sure that we should list them. He talked us through the production and explained why he was able to get the most out of the grapes, producing wines where the quality belies the price.Read More
One of the key elements is the several geographical and climatic elements define the unique terroir. The vineyards are cultivated at an altitude of more than 3,600 feet (one of the highest estates in Mendoza); the cooler temperatures allowing the vines to grown in an otherwise too hot climate. In a region that has a desert climate, they use melted water from the Andes Mountains carried by irrigation channels, through the alluvial soils. These elements allow for slow, intense fruit ripening (along with the expertise and knowledge of expert winemakers), aiding the production of consistently excellent quality wines.