South American Red Wine
South American Red Wine
Doña Paula is a leading, modern winery at the forefront of exploring and investing in new, high-quality wine regions in Argentina. Established in 1997, they own all of its vineyards covering 700 hectares. These vineyard sites are located in the best subregions within Mendoza including Ugarteche, Altamira, Gualtallary, and Tupungato. The vineyards have always been cultivated using sustainable methods which helps to maximise the true expression of terroir, and in 2019 Doña Paula was certified as a sustainably managed winery by Bodegas de Argentina. Continuous innovation in vineyard management ensures Doña Paula produces top quality wines from one year to the next.
Matias Riccitelli is the son of renowned winemaker Jorge Riccitelli. Having worked at some of the most prestigious wineries in Argentina and several vintages around the world, Matias used his experience, knowledge and passion and set up his own winery in 2009. His vineyards cover 50 hectares located in three selected sites within the premium growing region of Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza. This is a young and dynamic project in which Matias is seeking to express the full potential of Argentine terroir.
The Piattelli Vineyards lie in the foothills of the Andes Mountains, where the century-old vines are irrigated by the pure waters melting from the snow-crested peaks; significant in making their wines exquisite. At Piattelli Vineyards great pride is taken in crafting wines with a sense of place, as each region has distinct terroirs and microclimates. Led by head winemaker Valeria Antolin, the wines are produced through her passionate pursuit of perfection. Their gravity-fed winery in Cafayate honors their commitment to sustainable practices. Piattelli Vineyards practices sustainable farming and their Mendoza vineyards are USDA-certified organic. The grapes are cultivated with arid clean air, crystal clear water, and nutrient-rich soil, and their award-winning wines are produced with wisdom, precision, and care.
Zorzal is an Argentinian boutique winery that has been dedicated to the production of high-quality wines since 2008 and is located at the highest point of the Uco Valley. Hailed as one of the most exclusive and well-regarded areas for viticulture in Argentina, the terroir is revealed in the Zorzal wines through a respectful, non-invasive winemaking process that puts austerity before exuberance and fruit before wood. The wines have rapidly gained international recognition. Founded by the Michelini brothers, who are outstanding in their passionate leadership in the vineyards and winery, this highly regarded winemaking duo has become renowned as the trendsetters of the Argentinian winemaking scene.