Valle de Uco
Famous for its high-altitude vineyards and its cool climate, the Uco Valley is located at the foot of the Andes mountain range, about 60 km south of the city of Mendoza. Many meltwater streams irrigate the fertile land, until they converge with the Tunuyán river.
Some of the highest vineyards in the world are in this valley, characterized by a cool climate and extreme temperature variations between day and night. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon wines thrive here, as well as fresh Malbec wines with floral notes and firm tannins. The wines produced in this region have a great natural acidity and good aging qualities.
At the heart of this well-known valley we find Tupungato, which means “the viewpoint of a star” in the local native language. Tupungato is a fertile geographic point surrounded by beautiful panoramic views and watched over by a gigantic volcano.
Altitude: 900 to 1,400 m (3,000 to 4,500 feet)
Main zones: Tupungato, La Consulta, Altamira, San Carlos, Tunuyán, Vista Flores and Gualtallary.
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