Altitude: 900 to 1,100 m (2,000 to 3,600 feet)
Main zones: Cruz de Piedra, Maipú, Luján de Cuyo, Lunlunta, Agrelo, Ugarteche
Argentina’s wine heritage was born in Mendoza’s Central Region. When Malbec variety arrived to Mendoza, it was first planted in Agrelo.
The Luján de Cuyo and Maipú regions are two of the most important terroirs in this region. Crossed by the Mendoza river, the Central Valley benefits from old alluvial deposits and the disintegration of minerals from the Andes. This area is perfect for Malbec, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.