ARGENTINA | MENDOZA | VALLE DE UCO
ABOUT HECTOR DURIGUTTI
Trained in Europe, Héctor Durigutti returned to Argentina to earn a name for himself crafting wines for the wildly successful Altos de las Hormigas, Don Martino, Melipal, Renacer brands before breaking out on his own Durigutti line. “HD” is his newest project and perhaps his best. Made from a single vineyard planted in 1943 at 4,000 feet altitude these wines exude the best of Argentinian Malbec.
ABOUT VALLE DE UCO
Although considered part of the Mendoza region, the Uco Valley can be recognized in its own right on several counts. Among its specific merits is its higher-altitude location at the foot of the Andes mountains which benefits from high daytime temperatures dropping at night to produce balanced sugars and acidity with proper ripeness. The soils are alluvial featuring a clay and rock base with a stony, sandy surface. These free-draining soils are excellent for quality viticulture as they stress the vines, leading to decreased vigor and lower yields, and consequently wines with a higher concentration of flavor.