About Bodega Argento
Our purpose is to lead Argentine viticulture in a sustainable way, respecting our environment and developing brands of high perceived value, traded internationally. Argento’s organic backstory starts in 2012 under the expert eye of international vineyard consultant Pedro Parra and consulting enologist Alberto Antonini. They mapped deep under the surface of the Altamira vineyard site in Uco Valley, Menoza to show in detail the diversity of the soils. This enabled Argento to identify the right variety for the soil type, select the right rootstock for individual parcels, and see where organic matter was needed to boost the soil’s natural bacteria and activate its microbiology.
We see Sustainability, as not just a single certification. Our philosophy of Sustainability encompasses:
- organic wines
- Fairtrade certification
- vegan wines
- Sustainable certification
Our vineyards are located in the Uco Valley, Lujan de Cuyo, and Maipu. In our vineyards we take care of the grapes and work in the most natural way possible. At the winery we seek to preserve the best of the terroir, using oak in a balanced way and also avoiding over-extraction to maintain purity, freshness and elegance in each wine.
In 2021, UK wine Journalist and Master of Wine, Tim Atkin MW, selected Bodega Argento’s Head Winemaker, Juan Pablo Murgia, as “Young Winemaker of the Year”.
The Wines We Will Feature at the International Festival Tasting Room
Bodega Argento Artesano de Argeno Organic White Malbec 2021 – This wine is made 100% with Malbec grapes from our organic vineyard located in Alto Agrelo, Mendoza, where the thermal amplitude varies from 35° C in the hottest days to 10-15 °C in the coldest summer mornings. This juicy White Malbec offers citrus flavours and green apple aromas. The palate is vibrant with balanced acidity that leads to mineral and a refreshing finish.
Bodega Argento Organic Rosé 2021 – A blend of 80% Malbec and 20% Pinot Grigio. The grapes were harvested early to preserve freshness and then pressed at 20°C Fermented in stainless steel at 14-16°C for 21 days. This Rose offers intense aromas of fresh red berries, with concentrated cherry fruit flavours and a hint of melon. A beautifully balanced wine with crisp acidity and a lively finish.
Bodega Argento Agrelo Single Vineyard Malbec 2020 – Fermentation in stainless steel tanks at 24-27°C for 17-18 days. 14 months aging in 5.000 lts. french oak foudres and in 3.000 lts. concrete eggs. Intense red with violet tones. Great aromatic richness, elegant, intense on the nose. Red fruit, plum, spices and violets. Vibrant finish with velvety tannins.
Bodega Argento Altamira Single Block Malbec 2019 – Cool maceration during 5 days. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks at 24-26°C for 14 days. 16 months in 5.000 lts. french oak foudres and in 3.000 lts. concrete eggs. This wine is the best expression of our terroir in Altamira, where you can perceive the typical style of this place in the Uco Valley. Its design is born after a selection of micro terroirs within the vineyards, segmented in blocks by their different soil profiles.
Bodega Argento Estate Bottled Organic Malbec 2021 – Stainless steel fermentation at 26-28ºC for 7 days. 50% of the wine, 2 months aging in medium toast French oak. This Malbec has a bright purple color and fruit forward aromas of fresh plums, raspberries and cherries with some violet notes. Mid-bodied, fresh and delicate with round and velvety tannins.