In 2008, Dr Madiah Revana took a risk in planting a vineyard in the ancient river bed of Los Chacayes, the rockiest part of the Uco Valley. Now home to a small production winery and estate vineyards, Bodegas Corazon Del Sol is dedicated to progressing the perception of world class Argentine wine through Estate bottled single-vineyard expressions. Seven hectares of Estate vineyards are planted to Bordeaux and Rhone varieties at 1,200 meters in elevation and meticulously farmed and hand-harvested. These superb wines have been winning plaudits for their technically sophisticated Argentine style.
With only about 8ha of Grenache grown in all of Mendoza, this is a rare wine. 1ha is in Corazon del Sol's Block 13, where the rocky and sandy loam soils result in naturally lower yields. Compounded with intense UV radiation and extreme temperature swings this creates an expression of Grenache unlike anywhere in the world. Classic red fruit intensity with a silky concentration and juicy freshness is elevated by complex floral and desert-herb aromas, unique to the Los Chacayes IG. This 100% single-vineyard Grenache tells the story of site and vintage rarely seen in South America and it represents a new era of boutique wines from exciting subzones within Mendoza.