The best wines of Agrelo

Discover the best wines of Agrelo in Mendoza as well as the best winemakers of Agrelo and estates of Agrelo to visit. Explore the popular grape varieties in Agrelo and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Top wines of Agrelo by region

Looking for a good wine of Agrelo in Mendoza among the top wines in the region? Check out our tops of the best red, white or effervescent wines of Agrelo. Also find some food and wine pairings that may be appropriate with these exceptional wines. Learn more about the region and the wines of Agrelo with technical and enological descriptions.

Great red wines of Agrelo

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Food and wine pairing with a red wine of Agrelo

Red wines from the region of Agrelo go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, pasta or lamb such as recipes of prime rib with chervil butter, pasta with peas and bacon or lamb and coconut curry.

Organoleptic analysis of red wine of Agrelo

On the nose the red wine of the region of Agrelo. often reveals types of flavors of cherry, vegetal or cinnamon and sometimes also flavors of cheese, fig or dark fruit. In the mouth the red wine of the region of Agrelo. is a powerful with a lot of tannins present in the mouth.

The best vintages in red wine of Agrelo

  • 1991 With an average score of 4.90/5
  • 1990 With an average score of 4.90/5
  • 1994 With an average score of 4.80/5
  • 1996 With an average score of 4.70/5
  • 2003 With an average score of 4.70/5
  • 2004 With an average score of 4.70/5

The most used grape varieties in red wine of Agrelo

  • Malbec
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Merlot
  • Petit Verdot
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Tannat

The best wineries and winemakers for red wine of Agrelo

A wine route planned in the region of Agrelo? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best red wine of Agrelo.

Discovering the wine region of Agrelo

Agrelo is a small wine-producing wine region about 20 miles (35km) South of the city of Argentina/mendoza">Mendoza in Argentina. Located on the southern side of the Mendoza River just south of Perdriel, around the Village from which it takes its name, the area is home to some of the country's most famous wine estates. Agrelo's Terroir is considered to be some of the best in Mendoza for the production of big, Complex red wines made from the Grape/malbec">Malbec grape variety The village is located in the western foothills of the Andes mountains, and is a Part of the Lujan de Cuyo department, an administrative title which handily covers some of the best viticultural land in Argentina. The wine-producing zone of Agrelo slopes upward from the town toward the Andes, with the highest (and most desirable) vineyards in the west reaching up to 3300ft (1000m) above sea level.

The lower-lying eastern part of the area is closer to 3000ft (900m). Agrelo has a Dry, desert-like Climate due to its position in the rainshadow of the Andes. The altitude in Agrelo, while not at the extreme of Argentinean viticulture, is sufficiently high to have a pronounced effect on the quality of the grapes grown here. At this height, sunlight is more intense than in lower-lying areas and so grapes have hot sun during the day to help them ripen.

These warm, sunny days are followed by much cooler nights due to cold alpine winds that sweep down the western side of the perpetually snow-capped Andes. It is this diurnal temperature variation that is the key aspect of Agrelo's terroir, extending the ripening period and balancing crisp acidity and complex flavors in the grapes. The soils in Agrelo are generally sandy loam with a deeper layer of gravelly stones, made up from eroded, mineral-rich material from the slopes of the Andes. These soils have exceptional drainage, and careful irrigation during summer is an essential part of the viticultural process.

Great white wines of Agrelo

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Food and wine pairing with a white wine of Agrelo

White wines from the region of Agrelo go well with generally quite well with dishes of pork, rich fish (salmon, tuna etc) or vegetarian such as recipes of veal saltimbocca, tuna brick (light) or magic cake cheese quiche.

Organoleptic analysis of white wine of Agrelo

On the nose the white wine of the region of Agrelo. often reveals types of flavors of tree fruit, oak or earth and sometimes also flavors of citrus fruit, microbio or vegetal. In the mouth the white wine of the region of Agrelo. is a powerful with a nice freshness.

The best vintages in white wine of Agrelo

  • 2008 With an average score of 4.10/5
  • 2020 With an average score of 3.84/5
  • 2019 With an average score of 3.68/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 3.67/5
  • 2018 With an average score of 3.64/5
  • 2015 With an average score of 3.62/5

The most used grape varieties in white wine of Agrelo

  • Chardonnay
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Torrontés
  • Pinot Gris
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Viognier

The best wineries and winemakers for white wine of Agrelo

A wine route planned in the region of Agrelo? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best white wine of Agrelo.

Discover the grape variety: Sauvignon

Sauvignon Gris is a grape variety that originated in France (South-West). It produces a variety of grape specially used for wine making. It is rare to find this grape to eat on our tables. This variety of grape is characterized by small bunches and small grapes. Sauvignon Gris can be found in many vineyards: South West, Languedoc & Roussillon, Cognac, Bordeaux, Loire Valley, Burgundy, Jura, Beaujolais, Armagnac, Provence & Corsica, Rhone Valley, Savoie & Bugey.

Great sparkling wines of Agrelo

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Food and wine pairing with a sparkling wine of Agrelo

Sparkling wines from the region of Agrelo go well with generally quite well with dishes of pork, rich fish (salmon, tuna etc) or shellfish such as recipes of sauté of pork with chorizo, risotto with fresh salmon and spinach funambuline style or scallops on a bed of leeks.

Organoleptic analysis of sparkling wine of Agrelo

On the nose the sparkling wine of the region of Agrelo. often reveals types of flavors of non oak, earth or microbio and sometimes also flavors of oak, tree fruit or citrus fruit.

The best vintages in sparkling wine of Agrelo

  • 2010 With an average score of 4.10/5
  • 2018 With an average score of 3.80/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 3.80/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 3.80/5
  • 2012 With an average score of 3.67/5
  • 2015 With an average score of 3.53/5

The most used grape varieties in sparkling wine of Agrelo

  • Pinot Noir
  • Chardonnay
  • Grüner Veltliner

The best wineries and winemakers for sparkling wine of Agrelo

A wine route planned in the region of Agrelo? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best sparkling wine of Agrelo.

The word of the wine: Assemblage (Champagne)

In Champagne, it is the art of blending still wines from different grape varieties (pinot meunier, pinot noir, chardonnay), from different terroirs (villages, areas) and often from different years. The incorporation of older wines, called reserve wines, allows for greater aromatic complexity.

Great pink wines of Agrelo

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Food and wine pairing with a pink wine of Agrelo

Pink wines from the region of Agrelo go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, game (deer, venison) or spicy food such as recipes of beef gravlax, roast duck breast stuffed with porcini mushrooms and chanterelles or phad thai (thai style fried noodles).

Organoleptic analysis of pink wine of Agrelo

On the nose the pink wine of the region of Agrelo. often reveals types of flavors of red fruit, earth or tree fruit and sometimes also flavors of oak.

The best vintages in pink wine of Agrelo

  • 2019 With an average score of 4.00/5
  • 2018 With an average score of 3.95/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 3.78/5
  • 2020 With an average score of 3.69/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 3.50/5
  • 2013 With an average score of 3.47/5

The most used grape varieties in pink wine of Agrelo

  • Malbec
  • Sangiovese
  • Merlot
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Shiraz/Syrah

The best wineries and winemakers for pink wine of Agrelo

A wine route planned in the region of Agrelo? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best pink wine of Agrelo.

Discover the grape variety: Petit Verdot

Petit Verdot noir is a grape variety that originated in France (southwest). It produces a variety of grape specially used for wine making. It is rare to find this grape to eat on our tables. This variety of grape is characterized by small bunches and small grapes. Petit Verdot noir can be found in several vineyards: South-West, Languedoc & Roussillon, Cognac, Bordeaux, Rhone valley, Provence & Corsica, Loire valley, Savoie & Bugey, Beaujolais, Armagnac.

Great sweet wines of Agrelo

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Food and wine pairing with a sweet wine of Agrelo

Sweet wines from the region of Agrelo go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, spicy food or mature and hard cheese such as recipes of braised beef with carrots, cicadas at the chib or cancoillotte (made from metton).

Organoleptic analysis of sweet wine of Agrelo

On the nose the sweet wine of the region of Agrelo. often reveals types of flavors of earth, tree fruit or red fruit and sometimes also flavors of non oak, oak or spices.

The best vintages in sweet wine of Agrelo

  • 2008 With an average score of 4.40/5
  • 2007 With an average score of 4.20/5
  • 2018 With an average score of 4.02/5
  • 2014 With an average score of 4.00/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 3.87/5
  • 2019 With an average score of 3.80/5

The most used grape varieties in sweet wine of Agrelo

  • Viognier
  • Malbec
  • Gewürztraminer
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Chardonnay

The word of the wine: Castle

A term often used to designate wineries, even if they do not have a real castle.

News from the vineyard of Agrelo

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The Mâcon plus appellation investigated through its geology and geography

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