MENDOZA THE AMAZING
Our Mendoza winery opened in 2002 and is headed by Valeria Antolin, who is the heart of our operations. Located in the foothills of the Andes Mountains, our vineyards rely on irrigation from the pure waters melting from their snow-crested peaks, a significant aspect of what makes our wines exquisite. Valeria has been with Piattelli since the beginning and now claims tribute to our award-winning line of wines – produced from century old vines. Our Mendoza winery is the production hub for the majority of our varietals with a 40,000 case capacity. These vineyards, located in Agrelo - Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza and Valle de Uco, Mendoza are USDA certified organic as there is no need for pesticides as the area is pest-free due to naturally low-humidity and high altitudes. According to winemaker, Valeria Antolin, it's impossible to make world-class wine unless you start with world-class grapes. “The best technique in the world won't make up for an environment not perfectly suited to a given varietal [variety of grape],” she says. That's why Piattelli has been so careful to choose ideal locations to establish its vineyards. Currently Piattelli grows its grapes in three areas within two regions. In the Mendoza region we grow our grapes in two different locations: Agrelo, Luján de Cuyo, Tupungato, & West Valle de Uco. These areas lie directly east of the Argentine/Chilean range of the Andes Mountains and therefore are sheltered from the salty Pacific ocean-front climate.