Terrazas de los Andes

Terrazas de los Andes (Spanish for "Terraces of the Andes") is a winery located in Luján de Cuyo in the province of Mendoza, Argentina.

Terrazas de los Andes
LocationArgentina
Wine regionMendoza
Founded1996 (1996)
Parent company
VarietalsMalbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Torrontés
Websitewww.terrazasdelosandes.com

Terrazas de los Andes was founded in 1996 as a Moët-Hennessy subsidiary in Argentina,[1] refurbishing an old winery built in 1898.[2] It has 8 vineyards planted on terraces at various altitude on the eastern foothills of the Andes, between 980m and 1250 above sea level.[3] Each grape variety is planted at a specific altitude, matching with a specific climatic condition for optimal growing and ripening.[4][5] Precision viticulture techniques (such as soils analysis, electro-conductivity mapping) have been implemented in the recent years in order to boost the quality and the performance of the grapes varieties.[6]

Terrazas de los Andes produces primarily Malbec wines as well as Cabernet-Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Torrontés which production is located in Cafayate (Salta province). Two vineyards - planted in 1929 and 1945, the oldest among the entire estate - are dedicated to the production of limited edition "Single Vineyard" and "Parcels" Malbec.[7]

In 1999, Terrazas de los Andes partnered with Château Cheval Blanc to elaborate Cheval des Andes, a premium Bordeaux-style blend of Malbec and Cabernet-Sauvignon.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Michael Schachner (August 3, 2005). "Argentina: Magnet for the Wine World". Wine Enthusiast.
  2. ^ John Walsh (April 20, 2014). "The might of Mendoza the romantic tale Behind Argentina's booming Malbec grape". The Independent.
  3. ^ Dengis Jorge, Dengis María Fernanda (2016). Argentine Wine: A Practical Handbook. Editorial Albatrosk, p.155. ISBN 978-9502411644.
  4. ^ Lisa Kadane (June 9, 2016). " Sip Malbec on a grape escape to Mendoza, Argentina". Calgary Herald.
  5. ^ Jay McInerney (2012). A Hedonist in the Cellar: Adventures in Wine. A&C Black. ISBN 9781408834770.
  6. ^ Dave McIntyre (September 24, 2017). "In their quest for something unique, Argentina's winemakers are digging deep". The Washington Post.
  7. ^ Laura Seal (August 15, 2017). "Producer profile: Terrazas de los Andes". Decanter.
  8. ^ Florian Fabricant (January 1, 2014). "Argentina Tries to Give Malbec More Status". The New York Times.