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Mendoza Province

No other wine region in the world has Mendoza’s unique combination of high altitude terrain, desert climate, low humidity and natural irrigation from glacial snowmelt.

The Province of Mendoza is Argentina’s largest and most important wine region, where more than 80% of the country’s top wines are produced. Situated in the foothills of the Andes, at the Western border of Argentina, Mendoza is between the latitudes of 32 and 37 degrees south. Mendoza is as far away from the equator as Napa and many other world class wine regions in the world.

The province has a unique desert climate with low rainfall and 300 days of sunshine a year. Glacial melt-waters flow from the Andes into the vineyards as natural irrigation. The low incidence of pests, unwanted moisture, rot and fungus mean there is little need for pesticides or fungicides.

The Andes are responsible for the higher altitude at which Malbec and other varieties flourish, and where the penetrating sunlight intensity endows the grapes with vibrant flavor and deep color. The wines also show aromatic freshness with floral notes (in particular, violet for Malbec), and great complexity due to the ripeness of the tannins.

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