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Mendoza Report, part 2: Investments

>> Tuesday, September 07, 2010

There have been a lot of investments made in Mendoza over the last few years, both by foreigners and by Argentineans. French and other Europeans are attracted by the climate and the (relatively) affordable prices for vineyard land. Finca Flichman is owned by Portuguese Sogrape and their chief winemaker Luis Cabral de Almeida is also from Portugal. He enjoys the ambience and, of course, the many barbecues. ”I appreciate the open-mindedness among the wine producers, the fact that people share and discuss things.”

The investments are visible in the grand wine cellars you see while travelling around in the country side. The spectacular cellar of Catena Zapata, inspired by the Maya pyramids, is just one example. Everywhere you’ll find the latest high-tech equipment and well trained wine makers. And, not least important, a will to experiment and to improve the complexity of the wines.

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