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THE UCO VALLEY, AT THE FOOT OF THE ANDES IN MENDOZA, IS THE HIGHEST-ELEVATION CULTIVATED VALLEY IN THE REGION. IN THIS PRIVILEGED LOCATION, OUR WINES BENEFIT FROM A COOL AND DRY CLIMATE AND A WIDE TEMPERATURE RANGE.

THE COMBINATION OF MULTIPLE MICROCLIMATES, ALTITUDES, AND SOIL TYPES CREATES MULTIPLE TERROIRS. ZUCCARDI’S CHALLENGE IS TO FAITHFULLY INTERPRET THEM AND EXPRESS THEIR IDENTITIES IN THE WINE.

PIEDRA INFINITA VINEYARD

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Located in the heart of the alluvial plain of the Tunuyán River, this vineyard expresses the characteristic diversity of the chalky soils of Paraje Altamira. At this vineyard, every part of the cycle, from pruning to harvesting, is based on soil type. The winery is in the heart of the vineyard.

LOCATION:
IG Paraje Altamira, San Carlos, Uco Valley
Latitude: 33°46´22´´ –  Longitude: 69°09´17´´
Altitude: 1100 meters (3609 feet)
GEOMORPHOLOGY AND SOILS: Shallow alluvial soil. Sandy surface horizon and a subsoil with large lime-covered stones from the alluvial fan of the Tunuyán River.
YEAR PLANTED: 2009
TOTAL AREA: 42 hectares (104 acres)
CULTIVATED AREA: 36 hectares (89 acres)
VARIETIES: lbec, Cabernet Franc, Bonarda, and Tempranillo
WINE TRAINING SYSTEM: Trellis
IRRIGATION: Drip

CANAL UCO VINEYARD

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This vineyard is located on lands that have been cultivated for more than eighty years and irrigated with waters from the Uco Channel, in the northern part of Paraje Altamira. This vineyard was the starting point of Zuccardi’s development in the Uco Valley. Its soils are slightly deeper than those of Piedra Infinita, but retain the characteristics that are common to this region.

LOS MEMBRILLOS VINEYARD

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Located at the East end of Paraje Altamira, this vineyard bears a resemblance to the old farms surrounded by quince orchards in La Consulta. The surface irrigation system and trellises are designed to achieve harmony between the rich winemaking tradition of the region and the management of our agronomic team that seeks balance in the vineyards.

LOCATION: IG Paraje Altamira, San Carlos, Uco Valley
Latitude: 33°46´30´´ – Longitude: 69°08´37´´
Altitude: 1060 meters (3478 feet)
GEOMORPHOLOGY AND SOILS: Medium-depth alluvial soil. The surface horizon is a sandy loam and the subsoil has large limestone-covered stones that come from the alluvial fan of the Tunuyán River.
YEARS PLANTED: 1998 and 2014
TOTAL AREA: 37 hectares (91 acres)
CULTIVATED AREA: 32 hectares (79 acres)
VARIETIES: Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Semillon
VINE TRAINING SYSTEM: Trellis
IRRIGATION: Surface canals.

LAS CUCHILLAS VINEYARD

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Located on the alluvial fan of the Las Tunas River and just 600 meters (1969 feet) from the first ridges of the Andes, this is a true mountain vineyard. Its extreme altitude and climate leave their mark on the growth of the vines and the identity of its wines.

LOCATION: San Pablo, Tunuyán, Uco Valley
Latitude: 33°27´28´´ –  Longitude:69°18´22´´
Altitude: 1400 meters (4593 feet)
GEOMORPHOLOGY AND SOILS: Medium to deep alluvial soil. The surface horizon is a sandy loam and the subsoil has limestone-covered stones from the alluvial fan of the River Las Tunas.
YEAR PLANTED: 2013
TOTAL AREA: 40 hectares (99 acres)
CULTIVATED AREA: 34.5 hectares (85 acres)
VARIETIES: Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Bonarda, Chardonnay, Verdejo, Albariño, Sémillon, and Riesling
VINE TRAINING SYSTEM: Trellis
IRRIGATION: Drip

LAS CERRILLADAS VINEYARD

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Located at the foot of the Jaboncillo hills in the Uco Valley, this area is unique for its high ridges.
This vineyard expresses the diversity and richness of the Gualtallary lands. The design of each plot is the result of years of work interpreting the vineyard, based on the work of our research and development team.
Here, the alluvial soils of the Las Tunas River include various calcareous materials, such as gravel and caliche, which are clearly expressed in the Malbec, Cabernet Franc, and Chardonnay grapevines.

LOCATION: Gualtallary, Tupungato, Uco Valley
Latitude: 33°23´17´´ –  Longitude: 69°14´41´´
Altitude: 1360 meters (4462 feet)
GEOMORPHOLOGY AND SOILS: Very heterogeneous alluvial soil from the alluvial fan of the Las Tunas River. Strongly influenced by the Jaboncillo hills. The surface horizon is sandy with occasional wind-blown deposits; subsoils have alluvial stones and caliche.
YEAR PLANTED: 2016
TOTAL AREA: 32 hectares (79 acres)
CULTIVATED AREA: 13 hectares (32 acres)
VARIETIES: Malbec, Cabernet Franc, and Chardonnay
VINE TRAINING SYSTEM: Trellis and goblet
IRRIGATION: Drip

AGUA DE LAS JARILLAS VINEYARD

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This vineyard is named for the stream that flows from the Jaboncillo hills toward the Peral hills. It is a perfect balance between landscape and vineyard. The rows of vines are laid out between water courses with native vegetation. Ravines and ridges give it high relief and each plot has a unique identity that reflects the richness of Gualtallary.

UBICACIÓN: Gualtallary, Tupungato, Uco Valley
Latitude: 33°23´17´´ –   Longitude: 69°14´41´´
Altitude: 1385 meters (4544 feet)
GEOMORPHOLOGY AND SOILS: Very heterogeneous alluvial soils from the alluvial fan of the Las Tunas River. Strongly influenced by the Jaboncillo hills. The surface horizon is sandy with occasional wind-blown deposits; subsoils have alluvial stones and caliche.
YEAR PLANTED: 2018
TOTAL AREA: 50 hectares (124 acres)
CULTIVATED AREA: 23 hectares (57 acres)
VARIETIES: Malbec, Cabernet Franc, and Chardonnay
VINE TRAINING SYSTEM: Trellis and goblet
IRRIGATION: Drip