Tucked under the massive shoulders of the Andes Mountains in west central Argentina, the province of Mendoza is renowned for housing some of the best winegrowing regions of Argentina. The character of Mendoza wines is forged in high altitude desert vineyards irrigated by mineral-rich snowmelt from glaciers and snowfields.
High altitude means cool temperatures and clear air, and clear air means more sunlight for building flavor in the grapes, helping to make Mendoza the source of Argentina’s well-earned reputation for top quality, unique wines.
Although Malbec and Mendoza are the best known names in Argentine winemaking, Torrontés is taking center stage a few hundred miles northwest, in the Chilecito region of La Rioja. It is believed that the flagship white variety of Argentina was brought to the country by the Spanish Jesuits in the 18th century.
Torrontés is located in the highest vineyards in the world, resting at 5,000 to 6,000 feet above sea level in Argentina. The high altitude growth conditions translate beautifully into bright floral aromas and deliciously crunchy acidity in our Malacara Torrontés wine.