Founded in 1999 by famous Argentine winemaker Silvia Corti, Argento is known for its high altitude Mendoza vineyards as well as the classic Malbec and Bonarda-based wines produced from its enviable, typically old-vine, sites. Silvia grew up among her grandmother's vines and the house wines her family made for the dinner table. When she started making wine professionally, Silvia was drawn to the dry, arid Mendoza region spreading out from the foothills of the Andes Mountains.
Silvia farms her estate vineyards as naturally as possible. Using a system of canals and aqueducts dating back to Incan times, she pumps water from a pure aquifer consisting of glacial melt for irrigation, and she was one of the first to introduce an innovative canopy management system designed to concentrate the fruitâ€™s flavors and intensity to the region. Made from estate vineyards in the high-altitude Maipu region just outside of Mendoza city, the 2008 Argento Malbec has all the elements required for an everyday red wine: great structure and deliciously pure fruit flavors. We love those age-worthy collector's wines as much as the next guy, but most days simply require an easy drinker, a wine that has complexity but is in no way difficult.
Bodega Argento is located at Cruz de Piedra in the Central Region of Mendoza, surrounded by vineyards and olive trees at the foot of the Andes mountain range. Producing many different grape varieties including Tempranillo, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Riesling, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay and sparkling wines, Bodega Argento is dedicated to crafting wines that emphasize the hallmarks of the Argento style – fruit purity, vibrancy and elegance.