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Wineries in La Rioja

La Rioja Wine Route

Texts: Marcelo Sola, Cristina Bozzoli - Photos: Palmiro Bedeschi

The most important viticultural area in La Rioja, Chilecito, is located in the West of the province, between the Macizo del Velazco, to the East and the Nevado de Famatina, to the West. This valley offers optimum conditions for the growing of vines: more than 1,000m over sea level; alluvial soils with frank to frank-sandy texture; low humidity in the atmosphere, only 150mm. of annual rain, high luminosity and average thermal amplitude, in the summer, which ranges from 35° C during the day and it falls to 17° C at night.
The most cultivated variety is Bonarda, from which wines for everyday consumption are obtained. The Torrontés is also very well expressed, though in a way different from that in Salta. At present, other grapes are starting to be grown: Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Chardonnay.

Santa Florentina
Chilecito, La Rioja
La Plata 646  Tel: +54 3825 42-3150   email
El Águila S. A.
Nonogasta, La Rioja
Nonogasta  Tel: +54 3825 49-9233  
Coop. Vitivinifrutícola La Riojana
Chilecito, La Rioja
La Plata 646 - Chilecito  Tel: +54 3825 42-3150   email
Chañarmuyo Estate
La Rioja
Cno. al Dique s/n y Ruta 39 Km. 15   Tel: 446-2474  
Bodegas San Huberto S.A
Anillaco, La Rioja
Ciudad de Aminga  Tel: +54 11 4321-8400   email

 
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