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Mendoza

The most important and by far the largest wine-growing region with 144,000 hectares of vineyards Argentina, The Argentine wine pioneer Don Tiburcio Benegas (1844-1910) was governor of this province. Around 75% of Argentine wine is produced here. It lies in the far west of the country at the foot of the Andes and extends from Lavalle in the north for 300 kilometers to San Rafael in the south. There is a continental climate with clear seasons, a mild and dry climate and medium humidity. The floors consist largely of stony ground with a lime-rich top layer of sand, clay or clay. This creates excellent conditions for quality viticulture. The vineyards are located between 500 and 1,200 meters above sea level. Around half of the area under vines is native varieties Cereza. Criolla Grande and Criolla Chica planted.

Of these, the light red or white table wines (Vino de Mesa) intended for mass consumption, RTK and also table grapes produced. The other half is occupied equally by red and white quality wine grape varieties (see the table under Argentina). An argentinian specialty are the partly ancient vines. The Mendoza region is divided into five large areas, like oases near rivers, which provide half of the water necessary for the artificial artificial irrigation of the vineyards deliver. Because there is no rain at all for four to five months a year, but relatively often hail ). The other half is pumped from a total of 17,000 wells from a depth of over 100 meters.

The Mendoza region is divided into five large areas, like oases near rivers, which provide half of the water necessary for the artificial artificial irrigation of the vineyards deliver. Because there is no rain at all for four to five months a year, but relatively often hail ). The other half is pumped from a total of 17,000 wells from a depth of over 100 meters.

The areas with important subzones and locations are Norte Mendocino (Guaymallén, Las Heras, Lavelle, part of Maipú, San Martin), Río Mendoza or Alta del Río Mendoza (Agrelo, Anchoris, Barrancas, Carrizal, Carrodillas, Coquimbito, Las Compuertas, Luján de Cuyo, Lunlunta, main part of Maipú, Mayor Drummond, Perdriel, Ugarteche, Vistalba), Este Mendocino (Junin, Rivadavia, San Martin and Santa Rosa), Sur Mendocino (General Alvear, San Rafael) and Valle de Uco (San Carlos, Tunuyán, Tupungato).

Well-known producers are Achával Ferrer, Alta Vista, Altos Las Hormigas, Bianchi, Bodegas Caro. Bodegas Esmeralda, Bodegas López, Bodegas y Viñedos O. Fournier, Bodega Vistalba (Carlos Pulenta), Catena Zapata, Chandon (heard Moët et Chandon ) Cicchitti, Dominio del Plata, Fabre Montmayou, Finca La Anita, Finca Flichman, Hispano-Argentinas, Lagarde, La Rural, Lavaque, Lurton. Marqués de Griñón, Navarro Correas, Nieto y Senetiner, Norton Orfila Peñaflor, Pulenta Estate, Santa Ana, Trapiche, Weinert and Zuccardi Valle de Uco,

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