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Valle de Uco

MarceloCasazza

All the wines we produce come from our 24 ha (60 acres) vineyards located at 1.100 m.a.s.l. in Cordón del Plata, Uco Valley (Tupungato, Mendoza, Argentina).

We work to grow up 16 ha (40 acres) Malbec, 2 ha (5 acres) Chardonnay, 3 ha (7,5 acres) Pinot Noir, 1 ha (2,5 acres) Sauvignon Blanc, 1 ha (2,5 acres) Cabernet Sauvignon and 1 ha (2,5 acres) Cabernet Franc with a controlled low productivity -about 8/10 tons per ha- to obtain intense Premium wines.

Our loam soil is irrigated during the months of May to December of each year with groundwater from snowmelt from the Andes,es, with water stress management during January, February, March and April to achieve small and concentrated grapes.

The agronomic follow-up is in charge of the Engineer Marcelo Casazza, with broad experience in providing counseling for winemaking companies in Argentina and other countries, focused on the management of vineyards according to terroir.

Our vineyards rooted in Cordón del Plata grow in an ideal microclimate for developing premium wines, like the subregions Gualtallary, Altamira, Vista Flores or La Consulta; that configure the great Uco Valley in Mendoza.

The temperature range, minerality of the soil and irrigation water quality make Cordón del Plata [Tupungato, Uco Valley, Mendoza] a leading area for the best Argentine wines, with strong identity and high differentiation power in the global market.

The Grapes of Bodega Margot

Malbec

The variety was born in southwest France where it is also known as Cot, Malbeck o Pressac. As varietal is produced in Cahors but its characteristics are substantially different from those of Mendoza Malbec. In Argentina found the ideal ecological conditions for their development and therefore is the most widespread and characteristic red grape of our winemaking. Its leaves are medium, Round; serrated with small teeth. Its grains are spherical, with dark red stems often. Without fear we can say that the Argentine Malbec is the best and most personal world, quality recognized by leading experts. It produces a wine with excellent body and color. Of the many connoisseurs who have praised the Argentine Malbec, our flagship grape Mendoza has been found in the "terroir" which best expresses their potential, rescued the words of critic Robert Parker : "By the year 2010, the greatness of Argentinean wines made based on Malbec receive great recognition. This French varietal, He failed in his native Bordeaux, star has reached levels of quality in Argentina. Both delicious Malbec as inexpensive majestic and deeply complex that occur in areas such as high-Tupungato- obtained, clearly, a place in the pantheon of noble wines of the world. "

Chardonnay

Inevitably the parallel between the queen of inks, Cabernet Sauvignon, and majesty of the white, la uva Chardonnay. These two varieties were propelling the concept of varietal wine by the great opportunities offered wine. As the Cabernet grape evokes red wines of Bordeaux, Chardonnay is identified with white Burgundy. Small compact cluster, lead to different styles of varietal product of the subtleties of the climate and soil of different cultivation areas, point of maturity at which harvesting is practiced, system of vinification to aging or their juices undergo. Mendoza's best clusters are found in areas of Tupungato, Maipu San Rafael. Used to achieve delicate and elegant sparkling varietals French School. In its powerful scent dominated by notes of green apple, pera, ananá, melon, peach and citrus, accompanied by fresh butter, hazelnuts, almonds and toast.

Sauvignon Blanc

The grape also known simply as Sauvignon is a white variety, whose name should not be confused with the Cabernet Sauvignon. It originates from the French southwest. It produces wines with a very appetizing smoky nuance. In New Zealand it is known by the name Fumé Blanc. Also usually has what the French call “Peter Gun”, the smell that produces the spark to the tinder arise. After the Chardonnay is the finest variety. Give a complex wine that should be made with special wit, almost Wisdom. She prefers not to harvest ripe to preserve acidity, which gives direct dryness. Aromatic Descriptors: yesca – steel – smoked – asparagus – Herbs – cassis – Valeriana – grapefruit.

Cabernet Sauvignon

Considered by experts in the field as the queen of the red varieties. His celebrity began in the Bordeaux and from there spread to almost everyone with its “plasticity”, its ability to adapt to various media without losing its characteristics and qualities. For instance, Mendoza is found cultivated in the most varied climates and soils. The cluster is “loose”, without tight grains, bluish color and taste features cassis or, sometimes, peppery, depending on the area and the culture system used. Its intense aroma is concentrated in mature and reminds pepper, cassis, strawberries and some licorice. Deep and complex, palate at once robust and fleshy. Its popularity is such that it has come to be regarded as the paradigm of red wine with strength and presence.

Cabernet Franc

As explained specialists, Cabernet Franc is one of the varieties of higher quality and reputation that is grown worldwide and is best suited for warm climates. It is very similar to Cabernet Sauvignon, but buds and ripens at least a week before; This feature is what allows it to thrive in slightly cooler climates. Very small and dark blue grape skin very end, is rich in tannins and colors, very suitable for breeding. The Cabernet Franc has less body, less color and less acidic than Cabernet Sauvignon, but is more aromatic. Depending on the place of culture and style, can develop spicy aromas, snuff, raspberries, cassis, sometimes even violets. Part of large cuts in recent years and some areas still increased their production in the New World where they locate in importance: California, Argentina, Australia and New Zealand. In Argentina went from being a variety that was used to blend wines vinified as a varietal Premium, thanks to excellent specimens from major wine regions of the country. In Mendoza, the largest area is located in Lujan de Cuyo department, followed by the Uco Valley area that concentrates a good percentage of the acres planted with this variety province.

Pinot Noir

If it were able to choose a variety to produce a wine fruity and ripe time, but soft body, distinguished, with long memories, Pinot Noir probably would win. In the French Burgundy gives some of the most famous and expensive wines in the world, but whimsical and from year to year their quality varies strongly. On the other hand has very little ability to adapt outside their homeland. Grows best in upland because it requires cold weather. Thus, in Mendoza is found par excellence in the area of ​​Tupungato and in Cafayate Salta. The fascination of his prestige makes you try over and over again with her in many parts of the world. In Mendoza wines are fruity, con aroma floral. With aging in good wood acquires a tan hue. But its most important feature is its ability to fill the palate without aggression.

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Viñedos al pie de la Cordillera de Los Andes, Tupungato, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina.