Sourced from different vineyards in Tunuyán and San Carlos, in Uco Valley (Mendoza, Argentina). The vineyards have a sandy loam soil and lie at an altitude of 1100 metres.
The grapes are destemmed. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 24 to 28 degrees for at least 12 days. After that, the wine matures for 15 months in French oak, 20% of which is new.
Trapiche was founded in 1883 with a small vineyard at the foot of the Andes, called El Trapiche. Starting out as a local enterprise, Trapiche has grown to become a major winery with over 1,000 hectares of vineyards. They also work with more than 300 winemakers in the area to offer wines from the best terroirs in Mendoza.
Trapiche is a pioneer in the field of Malbec. Trapiche also makes Malbec wines in various price ranges, from low to high. The flagship wines in our range are the Single Vineyard Malbecs in the well-known heavy bottles with the white label and the red capsules. Every year, chief winemaker Daniel Pi and his team select the three best Malbec terroirs from cooperating winegrowers. In doing so, he presents the exceptional quality of Malbec from local grape growers to the world.
The ambition of Trapiche reaches much further than being coveted for beautiful Malbec wines. Trapiche’s ambition is to expand its position in the hot list ‘Most Admired Wine Brands in the World’ to a fixed top position in the coming years. This ranking is published annually by the renowned Drinks International.
In this ambition Trapiche strives to offer quality in all wine ranges, from Falling Star to Melodias (Winemaker Selection) and from Broquel to Perfiles. In each range, Trapiche knows how to compete in terms of price/quality. With a wide range of grape varieties, the winery also meets the needs of a very large group of consumers.