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The Cuvelier Los Andes winery located within the Clos de los Siete vineyard in Vista Flores,Tunuyan offers a variety of activities focused on the appreciation of viticulture for groups of friends,couples and families.
Henri Cuvelier started a wine merchant business selling wine around the affluent areas of Northern France in 1804 and his descendants carried on his passion for wine throughout the generations,soon acquiring vineyards and chateaux in Bordeaux.
An important family in the French wine world, the Cuveliers were invited by Michel Rolland to participate in the Clos de Los Siete project of four French-owned wineries in the Uco Valley making wine on the same property,thriving individually and collectively.
In 2003, Cuvelier started making their own wine and the modern winery focuses on Argentine wines made in an old world,French style.The winery was designed with simplicity in mind and is made up of three units one for tanks,one for barrels, and one for bottles.Orange hued,the building makes a striking impression against the mountain backdrop. Wine to try: Their rich Grand Vin is a Bordeaux style blend with Malbec,Cabernet Sauvignon,Syrah,Merlot and Petit Verdot.
Cuvelier Los Andes is located in a semi-arid zone of Argentina known for its lack of rainfall which totals only 250 to 300 mm a year.Temperatures range from temperate to cool with an average annual temperature of 14° C and a thermal range of around 15° C.The vineyard is located within Region III of the Winkler Index and has 1,800 growing degree-days between October and April.
Cuvelier Los Andes have won many awards for their delightful wines including the Sommeliers Choice Awards 2020.This time Double Gold medal winner with 97 Points is Cuvelier Los Andes / Malbec 2016.
Malbec 2016 is intense red color with violet reflections.Aromas are complex and mineral with notes of prunes,white pepper and marmalade.Balanced and soft in the mouth with round tannins and a long finish.