The winemaking process
A quick focus on how we turn our grapes into wine.
Terrazas de los Andes is a pioneering winery that has been leading the transformation and promotion of Argentinian wines around the world for more than 20 years. The building’s historical architecture is well-preserved, dates back to the late 1800s, and its facilities are equipped with the latest qualify and safety technologies.
We are viticulturists and terroir experts first and winemakers second, which is why we are committed to a never-ending quest for the best grapes for each of our great wines. We have dedicated a large part of our history to studying and acquiring land among some of the most highly coveted terroirs in existence, including Las Compuertas and Perdriel in Luján de Cuyo and Altamira, Chacayes, Eugenios Bustos and Gualtallary in the Uco Valley.
In keeping with this philosophy, all of our Reserva, Single Vineyard and Single Parcel wines are produced exclusively from our own grapes, which lets us systematically track and control the quality of their every aspect.
We believe that the winemaking process should be non-interventionist, with nature taking on a leading role. The quality of our wines consequently begins in the vineyard and is then enhanced by the know-how of our agronomists and enologists, who pay meticulous attention to every detail.
At Terrazas de los Andes, we uphold the human aspect of production, allowing us to aim for quality and consistently seek excellence, which means that we strive to take the utmost care of our hand-picked grapes. They are collected in low-capacity crates or bins, inspected individually on conveyor belts, destemmed using leading-edge equipment, and transferred to tanks to undergo a gentle maceration process that seeks to carefully extract the finest components of the skins and, ultimately, provide our wines with intensity, elegance and remarkable varietal character.
Finally, we age our Single Vineyard and Single Parcel wines in new French oak barrels and our Reserva wines in barrels that have been used one to four times.
Our entire process also meets the most stringent sustainability criteria from start to end. At Terrazas de los Andes, we believe that we can carry out wine production activities in harmony with both nature and man through use of solar panels, measured use of water and other natural resources, recycling of liquidand solid waste, certification to ISO standards and adoption of the strictest health and safety practices.