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If you leave Mendoza on Route 40 to the south, it will only take you a few minutes to get to Maipú, the First Viticultural Zone of Argentina. It is here, in this modest region, where the richest history of wine in Argentina is located.

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Maipú was the destination chosen by European immigrants who wanted to preserve one of their most exciting family traditions: wine making. Thanks to the tenacity of its inhabitants and its natural privileges of soil and climate, Maipú maintained the tradition of its descendants, achieving international recognition for the excellence of its wines. This region is called “The Cradle of Wine” due to the fact that the first stories of wine began here.

With altitudes between 600 and 750 meters (1,968 – 2,460ft) above sea level, very deep sandy to clayey soils, scarce rainfall and a good temperature range, vines with a long vegetative cycle and the long tradition of the hand of man, they give as The result is a great terroir, which fully expresses varitals such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Tempranillo, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Malbec is of French origin, of course, but arrived in the New World in the mid-19th century, today it has become the flagship varietal of Argentina, from Mendoza, the wine-producing province par excellence.


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