Uco Valley – Argentina
About the Region
With its near-dessert conditions, extreme elevation and wide diurnal shift, grape vines have proven to thrive in various regions of Argentina. With plantings dating back to the 1920s, the fruit from Uco Valley was originally used to add colour and acidity to the wines of warmer areas until winemakers in the 1990s saw larger potential for the region. Today, Uco Valley is producing some of the most influential wines of Argentina. The valley, which runs north to south, is 70 KM long and 40 KM at its widest in the south. It is capped by desert conditions, with cold winds blowing in from Patagonia. At its north end, hills reach 1400 metres+. To the east, the region runs into a series of gorges and dry riverbeds.
Alandes Paradoux Red Blend, NV
Silky and concentrated flow of black and red currants, blackberry and black cherries intermixed with mineral notes of pencil, wet stones and dark chocolate. The beautiful, spicy finish includes hints of cardamom and black pepper.
Scores: 95-Descorchados; 92-Robert Parker; 95-James Suckling
$37.00 per bottle
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