OUR WINES

The wines we produce in Claroscuro comes from our single vineyard, as a result of intensive work from the vines and reflect the quality of the terroir. We feel proud to satisfy our clients by providing the best of wine and art.

Claroscuro Malbec 2014

Malbec 2014

Variety: 100% Malbec.

Winemaking: produced in concrete ovoid tanks with a cold maceration for 72 hours. 7-day fermentation with native yeasts. Total maceration 21 days.

Aging: Aged in french (85%) and american (15%) oak for 9 months. In bottle for 6 months. Aging potential: 5 years.

Artwork: “Munch, no grites más!” by Sergio Del Giudice.

Claroscuro Gran Malbec 2014

Gran Malbec 2014

Variety: 100% Malbec.

Winemaking: Produced in concrete ovoid tanks with a cold maceration for 72 hours. 7-day fermentation with native yeasts. Total maceration 21 days.

Aging: Aged in french oak barrels for 14 months. In bottle for 12 months. Aging potential: 10 years.

Artwork: “A través de Rembrant” by Federico Parodi.

Claroscuro Malbec 2015

Malbec 2015

Variety: 100% Malbec.

Winemaking: Produced in concrete ovoid tanks with a cold maceration for 72 hours. 7-day fermentation with native yeasts. Total maceration 21 days.

Aging: Aged in french (85%) and american (15% ) oak for 9 months. In bottle for 6 months. Aging potential: 5 years.

Artwork: “Sábado por la mañana” by Laura Rudman.

Claroscuro Gran Malbec 2015

Gran Malbec 2015

Variety: Malbec (94%) and Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot (6%)

Winemaking: The wines were elaborated separately by means of several micro vinifications in barrels and in ovoid vessels. A port of the malbec was co-fermented with 5-6% of Cabernet franc and Petit verdot. Short cold maceration at 12 °C. Fermented at 28-30 °C. Total maceration time of 21 days.

Aging: Aged in french oak barrels for 16 months. In bottle for 12 months.

Artwork: “Torso” by Leandro Pintos

Claroscuro Cabernet Franc 2016

Cabernet Franc 2016

Variety: 100% Cabernet Franc.

Winemaking: The grapes were harvested the first two weeks of April. Produced in concrete ovoid vessels with a short cold maceration for 24 hours. 7-day fermentation at 28-30 °C with native yeasts to preserve the influence of its terroir. Total maceration 21 days.

Aging: Aged in french oak for 9 months. In bottle for 6 months. Aging potential: 5 years.

Artwork: “Progresión” by Alejandro Ianigro.

Claroscuro Gran Pinot Noir 2015

Gran Pinot Noir 2015

Variety: 100% Pinot Noir.


Winemaking: Produced in concrete ovoid tanks with a cold maceration for 48 hours. 7-day fermentation with native yeasts. Total maceration 21 days.

Aging: Aged in french (50%) oak for 12 months. In bottle for 6 months. Aging potential: 5 years.


Artwork: “Conversación Monstruosa” by Melina Saredo.

Claroscuro Malbec 2016

Malbec 2016

Variety: 100% Malbec.

Winemaking: Produced in concrete egg-shaped tanks with a cold soak for 24 hours. Fermentation at 28-30 °C with native yeasts. Total maceration: 21 days.

Aging: Aged in french oak for 9 months. In bottle for 6 months. Aging potential: 5 years.

Artwork: “Ungesbor” by Alex Pase

Claroscuro Gran Pinot Noir 2016

Gran Pinot Noir 2016

Variety: 100% Pinot Noir.

Winemaking: Produced in concrete egg-shaped tanks with a cold soak for 72 hours. Fermentation at 22-25 °C with native yeasts.

Aging: Aged in french oak for 12 months. In bottle for 9 months. Aging potential: 10 years.

Artwork: “Cuando llegue se lo digo” by Pablo Ruiz Diaz.

Claroscuro Chardonnay 2016

Chardonnay 2016

Variety: Chardonnay (95%), Semillon (3%) y Sauvignon blanc (2%).

Winemaking: Grapes harvested early in the mornings. Pressed with sticks. Temperatures from 14 to 16 °C. Partial malolactic fermentation (90%). Soft works on fine lees.

Aging: In stainless steel vessels to preserve intact the aromatic and flavor profile of the fruit. No oak.

Artwork: “Dama de ciudad” by Mirta Weigandt.

Extra Brut Pinot Noir

Extra Brut Pinot Noir

Variety: 100% Pinot Noir.


Winemaking: 100% pinot noir. The base wine for this sparkling wine was made with early harvest grapes from our vineyard. The winemaking method used is charmat. It is an Extra Brut with excellent acidity.


Artwork: “El encuentro” by Silvia Graciela Sendon.

About

"It is our wish at Claroscuro Art Winery that with a glass of good wine one can enjoy the comings and goings of one's life"

Our Winery

The family wine project undertaken by us, Gustavo and Paula Cucchiara, was born in 2012 when we were touring the Uco Valley and in Vistaflores Tunuyán we found and fell in love with Finca San Francisco because of its slopes and view to the Andes.

As an “Art Winery” we believe that winemaking is as much an art as painting. When testing each of the wines we are looking for similarities to the paintings of an Argentine artist, whether in effect, expression, tranquility, vitality, etc. choosing the artwork that will be suitable for each wine and will be shown on the front label. Our ambition is to promote art through our wine, and from art the pleasure to enjoy wine.

We believe that a good technique of Chiaroscuro makes for the excellence of an artwork. The contrasts between day and night, cold and heat, light and darkness are the shades that the vine needs in order to become a great wine.

Our Vineyards

Our Finca San Francisco has 26 hectares of vines planted as follows: 16 ha. Malbec, 3 ha. Cabernet Franc , 3 ha. Petit Verdot and 4 ha. Pinot Noir. Claroscuro’s location at 1054 m.a.s.l. (3428 ft), its undulations and the presence of an ancient river bed not only transform it into a unique property in Uco Valley.

We have a sandy loam soil in the higher levels of the vineyard and stones in the lower parts so we can divide the vineyard into parcels thus generating greater diversity which allows us to produce a greater variety of wines from the same vineyard. The drip irrigation system uses water from the melting of the high peaks. All this results in excellent quality grapes and a highly expressive terroir.

ART

We created Claroscuro as an Art Winery.This space is a meeting place where different art works by local Argentine painters and artists coexist, honoring the excellent wines we produce

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Federico Parodi

He studied painting with Jorge González Perrin and drawing with Ernesto Pesce. First Prize Telviso 2010. Third Prize Fundación Vital 2014. Selected for the Prize Shortlist Bancor 2014.

Sergio Del Giudice

Self-taught and master of his emotions. His work revolves around a certain emotional intensity, looking for lines that are his words. He works on multiple materials crafted by his great expressiveness.

Melina Saredo

Clementina Ruby is her pseudonym in the field of sculpture and painting. She graduated in Visual Arts and is currently studying for a Master of Electronic Arts.

Laura Rudman

Studied at the School of Fine Arts at the University of Cuyo and at the workshop of Carlos Gorriarena in Bs. As. She paints objects that tell a story. Received several awards as for example: 1st Prize Regional Arts Salon Harvest.

Mirta Weigandt

Studied for more than 20 years with great teachers like Ruben Silva , Heriberto Zorrilla, Juan Doffo and for sculpture with Leo Tavella. She has participated in more than 60 art exhibitions, in halls , galleries and Gallery Nights.

CONTACT US

Mendoza

Calle Clodimiro Silva s/n, Vistaflores, Tunuyán, Mendoza.

Commercial office in Buenos Aires