Make a journey to discover
the treasures of Argentinian terroir
Surrounded by the high peaks of the Andes, our vineyards are located in the heart of Mendoza’s Luján de Cuyo and Uco Valley.
Our wine is the story of our bond with the land, and the orchestration of extreme forces of nature to create a unique harmony.
The high-altitude climate, with its low rainfall, rocky soil, and lack of organic elements in the ground, forces vines to work hard for hydration and nutrients.
As a result, our grapes develop vivid, intense flavors.
High altitude means warm, sunny days for grapes to flourish, followed by cold nights that slow down their ripening. It also limits acidity.
Each variety is associated to a specific altitude and is cultivated over terraced vineyards. This process helps produce the purest expression of each wine.
Thriving in the unique natural conditions of the Andean Mountains, Malbec has come to embody Argentinian identity.
Our Malbec wines epitomize generosity and intensity, offering a large variety of expressions and high-quality tannins. They are particularly appreciated for their silkiness and ample mouthfeel.
After carefully considering different land characteristics, we selected our parcels to reveal the aroma of each grape variety.
Each parcel is segmented in sub-blocks so as to precisely consider the slightest variations, adapt and improve our viticultural practises. We are therefore able to achieve the best quality of each "micro-terroir", optimising fruit expression and wine precision.
In the south
This vineyard is located in the department of San Carlos, in the Uco Valley region. It is named for the irrigation channel that brings water to the vineyards: El Yaima means "big channel" in the indigenous language.
1,020 meters (3,346 feet).<br />The parcels benefit from their high thermal amplitude, which provides a cool environment and makes for excellent aromatic characteristics.
Heterogeneous, sandy loam with rocks at the surface and clay below.
Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Manseng, Syrah
The most luxuriant
This vineyard is located in Paraje Altamira, in the district of La Consulta and the southern region of the Uco Valley. Planted in 1945, the terraced vineyard is known for producing expressive Malbec wines.
Large chestnut trees (Castaños in Spanish) dot the vineyard, inspiring the property's name.
1,100 meters (3,608 feet).<br />The vineyard benefits from cool days and cold nights. Cool breezes reach the terrace through the Tunuyán river.
The calcareous soil is rocky, sandy, and loamy, with abundant mineral diversity and poor water retention.
Large boulders are visible across the land. Some were so massive that they couldn't be removed and were buried on site. In Spanish, the name Pedegral refers to this rocky feature.
The vineyard is located in Paraje Altamira, district of La Consulta, department of San Carlos, in the southern region of the Uco Valley.
1080 meters (3,500 feet).<br />El Pedegral enjoys extreme thermal amplitudes, which allow for color, aroma concentration, and preserving acidity.
Alluvial sandy loam soils with mineral diversity, characterized by limestone, and famous for giving birth to Altamira wines.
Malbec,<br />Cabernet Sauvignon
Land of the rolling stones
The vineyard's name comes from the native Mapuche language and refers to the rolling stones from the mountains.
Located in the district of Chacayes, department of Tunuyán in the Uco Valley, it is one of our smallest parcels, but it benefits from high plant density.
1,250 meters (4,101 feet).<br />This is our highest vineyard. The extreme weather conditions make for strong tannins -- a hallmark of the variety.
Both sandy and dry, this heterogeneous soil forces the plant to develop long and deep roots.
Closest to paradise
Once again the parcel's name comes from the native Mapuche language: Caicayén refers to the place where paradise is located, between mountain and sun.
This vineyard is located in the district of Gualtallary, department of Tunuyán, in the northern region of the Uco Valley.
1,200 meters (3,937feet).<br />The altitude and thermal amplitude of summer nights ensure the necessary acidity and freshness, especially for Chardonnay.
This terroir is made of permeable and sandy loam, abundant gravel, and clay, and it is also particularly calcareous.
Malbec, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Land of Cabernet
Los Aromos terrace is an old vineyard with more than 20 years of experience producing Cabernet Sauvignon. It is recognized worldwide for its continental expression (with no maritime influence).
It is located in the district of Perdriel, department of Luján de Cuyo, on the southern bank of the Mendoza river.
980 meters (3,215 feet)<br />Cool temperatures provide excellent ripening and well-rounded tannins for the Cabernet Sauvignon.
Made of sandy loam, stones, gravel, and clay, the vines are gently stressed by means of restricted irrigation, which forces the roots to go deep.
The Jewel in the Crown
Planted in 1929, this is our oldest and most prestigious parcel, dedicated to the production of the finest and most expressive Malbec wines.
Located in the district of Las Compuertas, department of Luján de Cuyo, the name Las Compuertas comes from the first waterworks built during the Viceroyalty of the Rio de la Plata in 1785: the “Toma de los Españoles” dam.
1,070 meters (3,510 feet)<br />Highest vineyard on the left bank of the Mendoza river, the altitude allows for daily temperature cooling.
Characterized by low organic matter and high levels of calcium, it provides optimum soil texture and vine nutrition.
The fruit garden
This vineyard's name refers to the luxuriant cherry trees (Cerezos in Spanish) that share the plot with the old Malbec plants. The trees are reminiscent of the intense red fruit of the wine produced there.
It is located in Las Compuertas vineyard, in the department of Luján de Cuyo.
1,070 meters (3,510 feet)<br />Located at an ideal altitude for Malbec, it allows for great thermal amplitude featuring cool nights and sunny days.
Its hilly location provides ideal drainage and less water retention. Weed control disables the use of herbicides.
The most extreme
Located around Salta, one of the highest grape growing regions of the world, the parcel benefits from extreme altitude, aridity (you can observe cactuses along the vines), and sun exposure.
This is the land of Torrontés Riojana Torrontés Riojano, a very fruity wine which is considered to be the finest expression of this province.
1,800 meters (5,900 feet)<br />At this latitude, it benefits from sunlight exposure during almost every day of the year.
Fine and sandy loam soils with presence of round stone.
Our parcels stretch over 1300 acres, the size of Lower Manhattan
Our northernmost and southernmost parcels are located 575 miles apart, the distance between Los Angeles and Salt Lake City
A pioneering spirit rooted in history,
kept alive on our land.
The so-called "French grape" Malbec is brought to Argentina
by Michel Aimé Pouget.
The current winery is built by Sotero Arizu, one of the pioneers in the production
and commercialisation of the Argentinian wines.
Our oldest vineyard Las Compuertas is planted at 1070m,
to produce the ultimate expression of Malbec.
Moët & Chandon opens its first subsidiary outside of France, at Mendoza :
the first ever Latin America's French winery investment.
Over 35 years of winemaking experience give birth to Terrazas de Los Andes.The first two wines are launched
in 1999 are Malbec Reserva & Gran Malbec (that will become Single Vineyard in 2010).
Launch of Parcel N.2W & N.10W