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Bodega DiamAndes

Region: MendozaArgentina

Appellation: Valle de Uco

 

 

 

In 2005, the Bonnie family, owner of the renowned Château Malartic-Lagravière (Grand Cru Classé de Graves) and of the Château Gazin Rocquencourt (Pessac-Léognan), decided to leave France in search for new horizons in the world of wine. It all began with the acquisition, along with their partners, of a single 130-hectares (321 acres) block of land in the heart of the Uco Valley, to the south of the city of Mendoza. That is where Bodega DiamAndes was born, as a member of the prestigious Clos de los Siete group. The winery's architectural design blends harmoniously into the stunning Andean scenery. In this context, the winemaking process has taken place under exceptional conditions since the 2007 vintage.

 
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Clos de los Siete

Region: MendozaArgentina

Appellation: Valle de Uco

 

 

 

Clos de los Siete is the result of a venture undertaken by a group of French winegrowers. It is located at the foot the Andes mountain range, in the heart of the Uco Valley, at the district of Vista Flores, Tunuyán. Their vineyards spread across 850 hectares (2100 acres) at an altitude of 1,000-1,200 masl.

The history of Clos de los Siete is closely linked to enologist Michel Rolland, a consultant for prestigious wineries around the world for some years now (Malartic-Lagravière and Gazin Rocquencourt among them). The project was actually conceived in 1998. Michel Rolland’s enthusiasm made it possible for the group of French partners to come together. They all belonged to families related to the wine business, whose names are inevitably associated to the most renowned Grand Crus worldwide.

 
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Ernesto Catena Wines

Region: MendozaArgentina

Appellation: Valle de Uco

 

Tahuan

Siesta

Padrillos

 

A young Argentine winemaker, Ernesto Catena is the son of the prestigious winery owner, Nicolás Catena Zapata. A tireless traveler, Ernesto Catena has lived in New York, Berkeley, Cambridge, Milan and London. As a child, he lived in Argentina, and he harbors a deep love for his birthplace, Mendoza, whose vineyards he explored as a child, discovering his passion for making great wines.

Naturally, the Catena style is marked by diversity, the constant search for the best grapes, wherever they may be. Catena chooses different vineyards for different varieties of grapes, going where the soil and the climate ensure the best expression of each varietal. Catena works with small producers in order to obtain the best grape. This means that Catena wines have an identity all their own, like the concentrated Siesta wines, the mysterious Alma Negra blends and the unmistakable Tahuántinsuyus.

All of this, and something more, lies within this new project of the Ernesto Catena Vineyards. Once again, great Catena wines express a distinctive style of winemaking and love of Mendoza.