Uco Valley Region
Uco Valley is considered to be one of the premiere grape-growing regions in Mendoza. Located 100 miles due south from Mendoza city, its elevation reaches between 3,000-5,000 feet. This area mainly covers the San Carlos and Tupungato counties.
High altitude translates into much lower temperatures, allowing for more aromatic intensity and higher levels of natural acid for freshness and balance. Even though the Uco Valley Region is also a desert irrigated by the Tunuyán River, our family farmers have adopted drip irrigation to increase efficiency.
Tilia farmers use vertical shoot positioning for optimal sunlight exposure. For Malbec this is especially important to achieve aromatic intensity. The climate in this region is arid, as it receives between 200-400 mm of rain. Soils are loamy and sandy, with limestone and surface stones.
The grapes from the Uco Valley have very intense and complex flavors and lend a cool freshness to the Tilia wines.
The Eastern Region is one of the oldest and most traditional viticultural regions in Mendoza. Located 50 miles to the southeast of the city of Mendoza, its reaches 1,950-2,150 feet. This area covers counties such as San Martín, Junín and Rivadavia.
A true desert climate, the region receives less than 8 inches of rain per year and gets an average of 330 of sunshine days a year, so farmers use vertical shoot positioning to ensure the right light exposure.
Tilia farmers work to develop new plantation densities and lower yield levels that increase concentration and flavor intensity.
The grapes from the Eastern Region develop very ripe, rich fruit flavors and produce wines with excellent mid-palate richness.
The Central Region of Mendoza is home to the oldest high-quality vineyards. It is also a desert irrigated by the Mendoza River. Located 12 miles due south from Mendoza city, its elevation reaches 2,600-3,700 feet. This area covers the Luján de Cuyo and Maipú counties.
The climate in this region is arid, as it receives an average of 180 mm of rain. The alluvial clay soils and rocky subsoil, contain very low levels of organic matter.
Together with the continental climate and wide thermal amplitude conditions produce rich, intense wines of a deep violet color and concentrated plummy and spicy flavors.