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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


Bodega Claroscuro Wines

Featured Wines

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 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 Pinot Bottle Preview
Bodega ClaroscuroClaroscuro Gran Pinot

Coming from Vista Flores, a special area in Uco Valley, this is a high quality Pinot Noir. It´s medium bodied with distinctly red berries aromas, and a touch of oak that gives a long velvety finish.

Bodega Claroscuro Claroscuro Tintas de Uco Bottle Preview
Bodega ClaroscuroClaroscuro Tintas de Uco

Marked reddish and violet tones from the Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Highlights floral aromas (violets) characteristic of Vista Flores enriched by red fruits such as plums, typical of Malbec, and fresh herbal aromas as mint, thyme and eucalyptus provided by Cabernet Franc. In the mouth it has the softness and elegance of Malbec, a good acidity provided by the Cabernet Franc and a marked concentration, volume and persistence given by the Petit Verdot and its slight oak aging. A lovely sweet and long finish.

Bodega Claroscuro Claroscuro Sparkling Rosé Extra brut Bottle Preview
Bodega ClaroscuroClaroscuro Sparkling Rosé Extra brut

Early harvested Pinot Noir grapes from Uco Valley to keep a great acidity in this sparkling. Very light pink color typical of blanc de noir, fine and persistent bubbles. Fruity aromas, mainly strawberries and raspberries. On the palate it is super intense, pleasant, good acidity.

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.