Luján de Cuyo is one of only two official DOC wines in Argentina. Only a handful of producers really use this however, preferring instead to trade off the region brand of Mendoza. First created in 1993 it covers the upper part of the Mendoza Valley, and while altitudes of over 1000m benefits Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay also shine here.
The Uco Valley is one of the most exciting wine making territories in Argentina. Around 20 top producers are making very high quality wines at altitudes as high as 1500m from a range of different red and white grape varieties. Malbec and Cabernet Franc star alongside Chardonnay and Sauvignon blanc.