Sierra Los Andes, Mendoza
Mendoza is nestled against the Andes Mountains, which act as a barrier against influence from the Pacific Ocean while the region’s high altitude contributes to the absence of fog and intense sunlight. Without a maritime influence and high sun exposure, grapes enjoy ideal ripening conditions and develop deep, intense flavors.
Mendoza’s vineyards are extremely healthy, and are irrigated with underground water or rivers that originate from Andean snowmelt. No wonder the locals refer to the best wine regions as oases amidst the desert.