wine from Argentina
Argentina is the fifth largest producer of wine in the world. Argentine wine, as with some aspects of Argentine cuisine, has its roots in Spain. During the Spanish colonization of the Americas, vine cuttings were brought to Santiago del Estero in 1557.
Vinos De La Luz history
Vinos De La Luz has been 100 years in the making, since when Galician Serafín Fernández and María Núñez left for Argentina in search of work. There, as day labourers, they contributed their know-how in planting, pruning and harvesting. In that ‘land of milk and honey’, these two Spaniards eventually settled in Mendoza, in 1919, where the free access, government-owned lands of the lower Andes mountains needed labour near the border with Chile. Argentine sovereignty was then represented by these Galicians, who saw their future in the vines. The place was the Uco Valley, where Vinos De La Luz first took root.
The generations that followed after these pioneers carried out passion and dedication, producing unique and qualitatively excellent wines. Their mission is to create an excellent wine through quality of the environment, biodiversity and ecosystem, and therefore respecting the earth and its fruits.
The vineyards are the oldest of the Uco Valley, located at the foot of the Tupungato hill, exactly in the province of Mendoza, which in Argentina is one of the most renowned for its wine production. A modest quantity of the purest water perennially coming from Andes' glaciers blesses this area, otherwise a desert, sparely feeding these vines. As soon as the grapes are ripe, and hand harvested, they are immediately stored in a cold room in order to prevent any eventual spontaneous fermentation. Particular attention is paid to vinification, specifically using innovative and first-line oenological tools. Depending on the range of wines to be produced, French oak barrels of 160, 250 and 500 liters respectively are used, as well as Slavonian oak barrels of 6,500 liters each. The barriques room with and the refining cellar have a programmable cooling system to avoid sudden changes in temperature that might shock & alter the wines. This is how these excellent labels are born. Wines not to be missed.