Terrazas de Los Andes
Terrazas de los Andes is an Argentinian wine producer based in the country's key wine growing region, Mendoza. Chandon Argentina, founded by Moët & Chandon in 1960, began the Terrazas de los Andes project in 1992 to discover the best sites for Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Torrontés, and Chardonnay in the region.
The Terrazas de los Andes estate itself was established at a historic 1898 Spanish-style winery in the heart of Mendoza in 1999. The vineyards range between 1970-5900ft (600-1800m) above sea level, and are located in Mendoza's Luján de Cuyo and Uco Valley subregions, as well as in Cafayate in the region of Salta.
The winery brings together Argentinian tradition and French technique to create wines that speak to location. In the northern Mendoza region of Luján de Cuyo, the estate includes the Los Aromos vineyard, planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, and the Las Compuertas vineyard, which was planted to Malbec vines in 1929. The latter provides grapes for the flagship Single Vineyard Malbec, which is aged in barrel for 18-24 months, and then up to another two years in bottle.
Terrazas de los Andes has a variety of wines in its portfolio, including the value-driven Altos del Plata wines, as well as the more premium Reserva and Single Vineyard ranges. However, its most famous wine is Cheval des Andes, a Bordeaux blend made in partnership with the notable Saint-Émilion producer Château Cheval Blanc.