Rocamadre, Valle de Uco Mendoza Criolla 2021
Argentina / Red

Rocamadre, Valle de Uco Mendoza Criolla 2021

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Notes from Regal Wine Imports:

Rocamadre was started by husband-and-wife team Juanfa Suarez and Cecilia Duran. The project concentrates on crafting wines from mountain-grown grapes in the unique Paraje Altamira GI in the Uco Valley. In the foothills of the Andes Mountains at 3,600ft above sea level, it has a continental climate, intense cold spells and year-round wide thermal amplitude. Bright sunlight and scarce rain generate a very healthy environment for making wine. The soils are alluvial, with a sandy-loam topsoil covering calcium carbonate-rich (limestone) soils.

Juanfa Suarez’s great grandfather put roots down in Paraje Altamira in 1921 to experiment with winemaking. His son, Juanfa’s grandfather, turned to growing apples and pears on the land to survive economic fluctuations. Today, Juanfa farms 99 acres and vinifies 20% of the grapes for Rocamadre, Finca Suarez, Traslapiedra, and other projects, and he sells the rest of the fruit to surrounding wineries.

Country
Argentina
Sub-Region
Valle de Uco
Region
Mendoza
Varieties
Criolla Grande, Criolla Chica
Farming
Sustainable
Soil
Alluvial
Winemaking
10% whole cluster fermentation with native yeast for 20 days. Aged in tanks and used barrels for 8 months followed by 4 months in bottle.