In the middle of fertile oases and arid mountain ranges, sits the cultivated surface of the Famatina Valleys, to the west of the territory, between the Sierras de Velasco and Famatina. These valleys belong to the Argentinean province of La Rioja, a province with a very long tradition of wine production, together with the other two provinces that make up the Cuyo region (Mendoza and San Juan).
Although for some years Spain and Argentina were in conflict over the use of the appellation of origin "La Rioja", the Argentinean province was given the right to use this name freely as “La Rioja Argentina”. This ruling is logical, since the characteristics and grape varieties of both regions are totally different, and each has its own consumer public.
With a desert climate, with an average rainfall even lower than Mendoza's, the altitudes of the Rioja vineyards can range from 770 to 1,850 metres above sea level.
The valleys are characterised by a hot climate, mild nights and severe drought. The interaction of altitude, latitude and great solar exposure determines differential temperatures and humid conditions in a semiarid environment.
There is a strong presence of Torrontés Riojano, a native variety of the area that integrates the family of Criollas grapes. In general, the white wines of the region have green hues and intense fruity aromas. The palate is medium in structure and the acidity is moderate to low. Among the predominant reds are Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Bonarda and Syrah.
There are several wines from La Rioja Argentina in our online shop. All of them with their own stamp and personality. Those clients who have tasted it them, became lovers of this wines for ever.
Grape varieties100% MalbecVineyards1,720 m above sea level, Province of La RiojaSoilalluvial soil, sand, clayTasting notesChañarmuyo Valley, desert at more than 1700 metres above sea level, cradle of the new Argentine high altitude wine. This Malbec from the San Gabriel estate is a faithful expression of the terroir. Intense and with a clear varietal typicity. Great concentration. Notes of red fruits, chocolate and mint.Serving temperature16 - 18° C
Grape variety: 100% ChardonnayVineyards: In the Chañarmuyo Valley, the desert located at 1700 m altitude. From Finca San Gabriel, at the foot of the Paimán mountain range in the province of La Rioja, north of Mendoza. The cradle of the new Argentine high altitude wine, with temperature differences of 20 C°/ 25 C° between day and night. These are the natural characteristics that give this wine its excellent quality.Soil: alluvial soil, sand, clayVinificationHandpicked in the early morning hoursDrip irrigation with melt waterAged for 8 months in wooden barrelsTasting notesAromas of tropical fruits such as pineapple, bananas and green apples. Dry.PairingGoes very well with gratinated cheese, fish dishes and grilled vegetablesServing temperature: 10 C° - 12 C