Bodega La Luz del Vino: a state-of-the-art company in the beautiful Uco Valley
Travelling to Mendoza might bring you a pleasant surprise. If you get to the foot of Cerro Tupungato Mountain, in the Uco Valley, you cannot miss visiting Bodega La Luz del Vino. The Uco Valley is located at the north of the Tunuyan River at an altitude of 900 to 1200 meters above sea level and is surrounded by the Andes. Its total length is 17370 sq. km. It can be called a truly fertile region due to an average rainfall and almost daily frosts in June, July and August. This is an ideal place for wine tourism, because, as you might have already understood, in winter, the weather is the other way around.
120 hectares of vineyards located in the highest places of the province, at the foot of the Andes, are the property of Bodega. It should be emphasized that the vineyards Vinos de La Luz are the oldest in the Uco Valley. The terroirs of Altamira, Gualtallary, El Cepillo and Vista Flores give their best fruit to make Vinos de La Luz wines.
Despite its close proximity to wildlife, Bodega La Luz del Vino is a state-of-the-art company. It produces 500 000 litres of wine per year, the production capacity is 1 800 000 litres. The winery is equipped with many modern production resources, including those intended for vinification in both concrete and stainless-steel tanks. The harvested grapes enter the tailored “cold” premises to prevent commencement of the fermentation process. The barrels and finished product storage facilities have a programmable cooling system, which guarantees the absence of sudden temperature changes.
Barrels (600 of them) are made from French oak, with a volume of 160 and 250 litres, as well as from Slavonian oak – for 500 and 6500 litres. The barrel park is partially renewed at the rate of 100 barrels per year. A research and development department of the winery is in charge of carrying out various types of micro vinification. To perform it, the department relies on the results of study of selected grape varieties in different areas of the Uco Valley.