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A brief history

Claroscuro Bodega de arte a family winery located in Valle de Uco, Mendoza, Argentina. Our single vineyard of vines planted with Malbec, Cabernet Fran , Petit Verdot, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc. Claroscuro’s location at 1054 m.a.s.l. (3428 ft), its undulations and the presence of an ancient river bed transform it into a unique property in the Uco Valley. We have a sandy loam soil in the higher levels of the vineyard and stones in the lower parts so we can divide the vineyard into parcels thus generating greater diversity which allows us to produce a greater variety of wines from the same vineyard.
As an “Art Winery” we believe that winemaking is as much an art as painting. Each label is from a local artist, and is chosen to represent the expression of each wine.
The idea of combining art and wine came from a coffee talk between Gustavo Cucchiara (owner) and Sergio del Giudice (Argentine artist) whose friendship has been around for years. Both agreed that Argentine art needs to reach more people and that wine could be a way of connection. Claroscuro Malbec 2014 the first wine launched to the market, has Sergio del Giudice Artwork “Munch no grites más”.
Successive artworks were chosen because of the impact, expressiveness, intention of the artists and the way they were connected with each wine. The labels visually appeal to the consumer
Our ambition is to promote art through our wine, and from art the pleasure to enjoy wine.
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Established in 2012

Calle Clodimiro Silva s/n, Vistaflores
Mendoza, Argentina
5560

www.bodegaclaroscuro.com.ar

info@bodegaclaroscuro.com.ar

+541143285123

Bodega Claroscuro Wines

Featured Wines

Bodega Claroscuro Claroscuro Cabernet Franc Bottle Preview
Bodega ClaroscuroClaroscuro Cabernet Franc

Coming from Uco Valley, Mendoza, this Cabernet Franc represents a typical new world wine with intense reddish tones. Spicy and highly complex fruit. Chocolate and sweet aromas from the aging in French oak also stands out. On the palate it presents volume, given the perfect maturity of this harvest, with moderate alcohol and balanced natural acidity. The concentration of flavors and the persistence make of this, a typical Cabernet franc of cold areas.

Bodega Claroscuro Claroscuro Malbec Bottle Preview
Bodega ClaroscuroClaroscuro Malbec

Intense reddish tones. Spicy and highly complex fruit. Chocolate and sweet aromas from the aging in French oak also stand out. On the palate it presents volume, given the perfect maturity of this harvest, with moderate alcohol and balanced natural acidity. The concentration of flavors and the persistence make of this, a typical Cabernet franc of cold areas.

Bodega Claroscuro Claroscuro Gran Malbec Bottle Preview
Bodega ClaroscuroClaroscuro Gran Malbec

100% Malbec, growed in our vineyard in Vista Flores, where this varietal finds a perfect soil / climate combination. The grapes were harvested in 3 different time, from the best parcels. A rigorous selection of clusters was made before covering up. Micro vinification in small stainless steel vessels. For aging, French oak barrels were used, and then 12-month in bottle. Suitable for 10 years aging. Intense purple red color. At the beginning, red fruit notes such as cherry are perceived, then coffe and vanilla notes appear from the oak. Full bodied, elegant tanins and a long finish.

Bodega Claroscuro Claroscuro Chardonnay Bottle Preview
Bodega ClaroscuroClaroscuro Chardonnay

Due to its absence of contact with oak, it presents pale, greenish colors. With respect to aromas it presents those typical of chardonnay, namely tropical fruits and of stone, but with complex herbaceous and citric notes due to its origins in a cold geographic zone. In the mouth it demonstrates a great freshness without diminishing its volume and persistence, a result of the work on fine lees over several months.

Bodega Claroscuro Claroscuro Gran Reserva Malbec Bottle Preview
Bodega ClaroscuroClaroscuro Gran Reserva Malbec

Our premium malbec coming from 3 different parcels, combining 3 very prestigius appelations Vista Flores, Gualtallary and Altamira in Uco Valley. Dark color and very expressive on the nose. Aromas of berries, prune, combined with chocolate and spices, since it has been 14 months in french oak barrels from Burgundy. Silky texture, full bodied and very long finish.

Bodega Claroscuro Claroscuro Blancas de Uco Bottle Preview
Bodega ClaroscuroClaroscuro Blancas de Uco

A lovely blend from withe grapes: Mainly Chardonnay, a little of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. Golden yellow in color, with greenish reflections. Very expressive aromatically. Well balance mainly, with notes of white, tropical and citrus fruits. Refreshing on the palate, voluptuous elegant, with a fruity character. Lovely acidity. Long finished, lot of tropical fruits inviting us to have one more glass of this elegant wine.