Growing Region: Mendoza Argentina
Malbec grapes thrive in dramatic landscapes. Nowhere more so than the Uco Valley. Bordered by the Tupungato river. Protected by the Andes. 300 days of sun. Even more nights of bracing cold. It’s the thermal oscillation, you see. Imparts all that deep ruby color.
No wonder Chilean-born winemaker Sebastián San Martín fell in love. Twice bitten. First to follow his fiancé. Only to discover that his great-grandfather, a consultant to the Sultan of Turkey, hired away by the Argentine government, had toiled the very same soil. The bonds of blood and wine. Ain’t love grand…