CHIMANGO   Mendoza  -  ARGENTINA

Chimango is a line of five wines (Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Chardonnay, Torrontés, Tempranillo) from Familia Zuccardi produced from organically grown grapes.

The Zuccardi family has always believed that working with nature is the only way to produce wines of quality, character and appeal. The unique climate of Argentina, and the Mendoza region specifically, is beneficial to the wine production by allowing the harmonization with nature. All the components, such as dry climate, great temperature amplitude between day and night, high sun radiation, and low humidity have helped the Zuccardi family produce healthy grapes. In addition, the low rainfall ensures a dry climate for the vines, allowing the control of diseases and pests to be done naturally without the use of fungicides and pesticides.

Jose Zuccardi notes that, "The climate in Mendoza is ideal for grape growing, with strong sunlight for growth and cool nights to gain acidity. There are wide day-to-night thermal differences, considered a great plus by grape growers and the quality of light in the area is excellent, free from the higher levels of solar radiation... These weather conditions have helped us to grow vines under organic conditions."