Wine Region, San Rafael, Mendoza, Argentina
Established by Ruben Arroyo and his late father Raul, the Argana complex is located in San Rafael, southern oasis in the province of Mendoza, the main wine region of Argentina. The vineyards are irrigated with meltwater from the Atuel River.
They have 19 hectares of vineyards covered with anti-hail netting of the Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay strains . Pinot noir was planted 3 years ago and for this reason it is not yet used to make wines.
As Ruben Arroyo says: “San Rafael is a special region, neither better nor worse, but different. The autumns are soft, with plenty of light, the grapes ripen slowly and have less tannic load than those in other areas. So they are silky, smooth, friendly wines. Where it is most noticeable is in Cabernet Sauvignon because it is a very long-cycle grape. It is typical but with more rounded tannins. The grapes ripen slowly. In summer it is not as hot as other areas, the nights are cool. Autumns are mild, so we can harvest late in the year. ”
Pampas Wines are delighted to be able to offer its customers both the Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 and the Varietales Malbec 2014 from Bodega Argana.