Sourced from a selection of vineyards throughout the Central and Uco Valley regions, fruit purity, vibrancy and elegance are the hallmarks of the Argento style. Juicy flavors of plum and blackberry, with a touch of chocolate and vanilla from oak aging, lead into a long lingering finish with ripe velvety tannins.Learn more & watch a video »
Sourced from higher altitude and cooler climate vineyards in the Uco Valley, Reserva Malbec offer superb fruit purity and finesse. Concentrated aromas of plums, black cherries and violet follow through on the palate and are rounded off perfectly by soft, supple tannins.Learn more & find pairings »
Sourced from a selection of vineyards throughout the Anchoris, Alto Agrelo, Tupungato regions within Mendoza, this complex Cabernet Sauvignon is brimming with red currant fruit with shades of green bell pepper, combined with truffle and cassis notes from oak aging.Learn more & find pairings »
Sourced from a selection of vineyards through the Rivadavia region in Mendoza, This superb Bonarda offers intense fresh raspberries, floral notes and a touch of vanilla spice.Learn more & find pairings »
Sourced from a selection of vineyards throughout the high altitude, cooler climate Rivadavia and Uco Valley regions within Mendoza, this refreshing Pinot Grigio offers delicate floral aromas, tropical fruit on the palate finishing with a bright, crisp acidity.Learn more & find pairings »
Sourced from a selection high altitude, cooler climate vineyards in Cafayate Valley in Salta, This aromatic Torrontés offers intense floral and fresh citrus fruit notes.Learn more & find pairings »
Bodegas Argento (our winery) is based in Rivadavia in Mendoza. The winery, built in 1910, is surrounded by sixty year-old Bonarda vines. Following renovation in 1998 the winery now uses stainless steel tanks, new concrete vats and barrels and state of the art technology such as new de-stemmers and pneumatic presses. The winemaking and viticultural team at Bodegas Argento have pioneered research about many various microclimates in Mendoza, searching to find the best terroir for each grape variety. Bodegas Argento was the first to introduce an innovative canopy management system, resulting in more concentrated fruit characters and intensity. An advanced irrigation system provides vines with the water required to survive in the arid climate of Mendoza. Bodegas Argento sources fruit from 4,115 acres of estate-owned vineyards across the three premium wine regions within Mendoza.
Argento's home, Casa Argento, is located in the peaceful Chacras de Coria suburb on the outskirts of Mendoza City and is the perfect place place for friends and guests to relax, enjoy a traditional Argentine asado, explore the surrounding wine region and soak up the spirit and soul of Argentina in the shadow of the magnificent Andes.
The province of Mendoza is Argentina's largest and most important wine region, where more than 80% of the country's top wines are produced. Situated in the foothills of the Andes at the western border of Argentina, Mendoza is between the latitudes of 32 and 37 degrees south. The province has a unique desert climate with low rainfall and 300 days of sunshine a year. Glacial melt-waters flow from the Andes into the vineyards as natural irrigation. The low incidence of pests, unwanted moisture, rot and fungus mean there is little need for pesticides or fungicides.
The Andes are responsible for the higher altitude at which Malbec and other varieties flourish and enjoy the penetrating sunlight intensity that endows the grapes with vibrant flavor and deep color.
Altitude: 3,000ft to 4,500ft above sea level
Average rainfall: 11.8 inches
Average temperature: 57°F
Key sub-appellations: Tupungato, Tunuyán, San Carlos
Famous for its high altitude vineyards and cool climate, the Uco Valley sits in the foothills of the Andes about 60 miles south of Mendoza city. Numerous streams of fresh snow-melt irrigate the fertile soil, cool weather and extreme temperature differences from day to night make for wines of great natural acidity and excellent tannin structure. The Uco Valley is divided into three sub-appellations from north to south; Tupungato, Tunuyán and San Carlos. At up to 4,500ft above sea level, it has some of the highest vineyards in the world. This is where Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot thrive, as well as a very floral, fresh Malbec with vibrant fruit and intense tannins.
Altitude: 2,000ft to 3,600ft above sea level
Average rainfall: 8.4 inches
Average temperature: 59°F
Key sub-appellations: Maipú, Luján de Cuyo, Lunlunta, Agrelo
On the outskirts of the city, the Mendoza River irrigates the vineyards of Luján de Cuyo and Maipú, two of the region's most traditional terroirs. This central region ranges in altitude from 2,000ft to 3,600ft above sea level and benefits from old alluvial deposits and the disintegration of minerals from the Andes. The main varieties in this region are Malbec, Chardonnay, and Cabernet Sauvignon, which yield wines of great structure and intensity. Argentine Malbec was born in Agrelo, and is now the most commonly planted variety in the area, boasting vines of up to 40 years old.
Altitude: 2,000ft to 2,500ft above sea level
Average rainfall: 7.87 inches
Average temperature: 61°F
Key sub-appellations: Junín, Rivadavia, San Martín, Santa Rosa
Traditionally the main wine producing region of Mendoza, this area is comprised of the departments of Junín, Rivadavia, San Martín and Santa Rosa and is irrigated by the Tunuyán River. Grape varieties such as Bonarda and Shiraz flourish in this region producing juicy ripe fruit flavors, high in concentration.
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Silvia Corti - Argento Winemaker
“If I had to choose only one wine to drink, it would have to be Malbec. As an Argentinean, I love Malbec, and Mendoza has the perfect growing conditions for it. It’s amazing to see the diversity of characters that can be achieved from the different terroirs and microclimates in Mendoza.”
Silvia has been Argent’s head winemaker for the last 8 years ensuring that Argento’s winemaking philosophy of achieving fruit purity, vibrancy and elegance is implemented at every level of the winemaking process. Prior to Argento, Silvia was the Chief Winemaker at Finca Flichman for 8 years and has worked numerous vintages abroad in California, Bordeaux, Southern France and Portugal. She has a degree in Viticultural Engineering from UNC ‑ Mendoza and a Masters in Viticultural Oenology from Agro Montpellier - France.
Silvia’s love for wine is rooted in its social aspect. “It’s always intrigued me to watch people engage their senses. When you make a wine people like, it’s so satisfying because it means that you have accurately interpreted what they want. To have this result the wine must have significant fruit purity, with good weight in the mouth, great persistence on the palate and enough softness and easy to drink”.
Silvia developed a passion for winemaking while growing up in Mendoza. Her family has Italian roots, and her and her introduction to wine came as a young girl at her grandfather’s country house and family vineyards in Agrelo.
When not making wine, Silvia loves to spend time with her husband at their home in Lunlunta, growing her own fruit and vegetables and making homemade jams and chutneys. Inspired by her husband’s family heritage, Silvia enjoys learning how to cook Arabic cuisine.
Nick Goldschmidt - Consultant Winemaker
“You can only make great wine in another country once you get to know the people, immerse yourself in the community, enjoy the food and drink the wine. It’s only when you understand the culture of a place that your own skills can contribute to the winemaking process”.
Nick Goldschmidt, an esteemed winemaker with over 20 years of experience, has been working with Argento since 2009. A native New Zealander based in Healdsburg, California, Nick is renowned globally for his winemaking accolades, his contributions to winemaking and viticultural advances. He is a winemaker who understands how to make great wines around the world, while at the same time ensuring that the wines fully reflect the place from which they come.
Nick has been a longtime advocate of Malbec and brings decades of experience and expertise creating wines in Argentina, having completed his first vintage there in 1993. Nick works closely with Silvia Corti to achieve the freshness and purity of fruit for which Argento has always been known. Through careful selection of fruit, Nick has achieved incredible concentration of flavor, softness and finesse. Sourcing fruit grown across a variety of altitudes and soil profiles allows Nick to create wines which show the vibrancy and complexity of the varietals. In the Argento Malbec, Nick has placed special emphasis on expressing the rich, soft velvety tannin character for which Malbec is renowned.
Nick has received a variety of awards and accolades throughout the years including Winemaker of the Year in 1998 by Mead On Wine. He is a published author and has written numerous articles for the American Society of Enology and Viticulture and is also a prominent panelist and contributor to the wine industry’s leading technical forums.
Nick has a Master of Oenology from the University of Adelaide at Roseworthy. He is married with five children.