The latest exhibitor to sign up to the inaugural Fine Wine Fair – run by the drinks business – is Argentine winery Terrazas de los Andes. The upmarket operation, owned and established by Moët & Chandon, is famed for its high altitude vineyards in Mendoza, as well as its Cheval des Andes joint venture with Cheval Blanc president Pierre Lurton.
Today, the wines of Terrazas stand out for their “elegant power” according to Cathryn Stockdale, brand manager for Estates & Wines at Moët-Hennessy.
“Power,” she says, “is achieved through aromatic and mouthfeel precision, rather than any massive harsh concentration or high alcohol content.”
Consistent quality is ensured using the best vineyards of Mendoza, including, high altitude plots in Vistalba, Altamira and La Consulta. In particular, varietals have been carefully matched to each altitude, with Chardonnay planted at 3,900ft; Malbec at 3,500ft, and Cabernet Sauvignon at 3,200ft