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02.04.2011

Vinography Images: Against the Andes

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Against the Andes
All my favorite wine regions around the world have at least one unique feature, apart from their wines, that make them special. It's hard to miss Argentina's -- the incredible backdrop that the Andes play to the gentle sloping plateau of Mendoza wine country is one of the wine world's greatest vistas. The view is so stunning, it might actually make the wine taste even better than it does naturally. -- Alder Yarrow

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Comments (8)

Kristen wrote:
02.05.11 at 8:24 AM

Wine is like food... the experience brings the real enjoyment. Great picture!

Heike wrote:
02.05.11 at 9:46 AM

WOW! What a beautiful photo!
Cheers
Heike

Jon Land wrote:
02.06.11 at 12:31 PM

Nice photo Matt! I was just at Salentein last month and have to say that it is one of the most visually stunning wineries I've ever visited, both inside and out. Their cellar is quite the sight to see as well (as is their on site art museum). Highly worth the drive down to the Uco Valley for anyone that's headed to Mendoza. But it's all about the wine, right? Thankfully Salentein makes some pretty amazing wine to match those stunning views. Cheers!

espy geissler wrote:
02.07.11 at 9:52 AM

The view of the Andes from the private tasting room at Catena Winery was very surreal with all of the glass. The building itself is a towering "Bond-like" truncated polyhedron in the middle of acres of vineyards.

Jim Costello wrote:
02.07.11 at 10:33 AM

Wow! Been there twice and I never tire of this beautiful scenario.

Alexander wrote:
02.07.11 at 12:33 PM

That is a gorgeous photo. Well balanced and beautiful color. I have yet to go to Argentina but will work on travel arrangements for a possible flight in 2012.

Thanks.

Don Winkler wrote:
02.07.11 at 3:39 PM

I was at Salentein just last week. The interior of the winery is almost as dramatic as the exterior. But nothing can compete with the backdrop of the Andes. Alas, my photo didn't turn out nearly as nicely as Matt's. Congratulations!

Argento Wine wrote:
02.14.11 at 4:32 AM

Great photo of a beautiful winery in a stunning setting. You can really see what makes winemaking in Argentina so different and so special. Andrew Catchpole recently explored the different winemaking regions of Argentina and wrote an article about the unique terroirs that can be discovered in the wide variety of wines.

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