LET YOUR MIND TRAVEL TO ARGENTINA
Far from major consumption and industrial centers of the world, Argentina is characterized by being a country of large tracts of fertile land with the most diverse climates. Mendoza is a province located on the west side of the country, and a big part of its territory is occupied by mountains.
THE ANDES MOUNTAIN RANGE
Being situated at the foothills of The Andes Range is the main advantage of our wines quality. During the winter, these high mountains accumulate the ice of the purest water which will slowly melt during the spring and summer months to provide a unique source for the development of our vineyards..
IMPORTANCE OF SOCIABILITY, THE SENSE OF ARGENTINEAN SHARING: MATE, BARBEQUE
Because of the solitude of these vast tracts, Argentinean residents have established habits that bind them together in a particular way. As a result, strong traditions like sharing “mate”, barbeque or a good wine were born.
A MULTIDIMENSIONAL AMBASSADOR: MALBEC
Far from being a monotonous varietal, Malbec offers a wide palette of aromas depending on the place where is planted (altitude, soil), the weather conditions, and especially the winemaking process.
VARIETAL DIVERSITY OF ARGENTINA
Although Argentina is known worldwide by its Malbec, other native varieties such us Torrontes have been developed. Since the beginning of viti and viniculture, many traditional varieties have reached its peak in Argentina such us Cabernet that maintained its structure as those planted in Europe, but it stands out by aromas of ripe red fruits over its characteristic red pepper notes.
“The creation of my wines at Dominio del Plata is to me the maximum achievement as a winemaker, product of all my efforts and many years of hard work. I could say that the winery is like my third child, a dream come true.” Susana
AN EXTRAORDINARY PERSONALITY
Born into a traditional family, Susana reneged of her fate since she was young by applying to study nuclear physics in Bariloche. Being this a very unconventional choice for the time, her parents refused to let her leave Mendoza. From that point, Susana decided to follow the family business (viticulture) professionally, thus challenging the contemporary social beliefs, because at that time no women had graduated as winemaker.
AN EXCEPTIONAL CAREER
Susana earned a BA degree in Enology in 1981 with honors as the best graduate, becoming the first woman winemaker (enologist) in Argentina. She was hired to work in Cafayate, Salta to take over the development of Torrontes at Michel Torino Winery. There, she created this unique Torrontes style, combination of floral and citrus notes that became one of the most famous of Argentina. After her experience in the North, Susana worked for very important wineries such us Martins, and Catena Zapata Winery.
Throughout her career as a winemaker, Susana had the opportunity of working internationally. She was the first Argentinean woman hired as a consultant to wineries worldwide: Spain, Chile, Italy, Brazil, Australia, and California. This experience allowed her to always be ahead of market trends and wine styles.
HIGHLIGHT OF A LIFETIME: DDP SUCCESS
Susana’s life reached its peak in 1999 with the birth of Dominio del Plata. She was able to achieve her lifelong dream: to have her own winery and to create her own wines. The rapid growth of her project, the international appreciation of her brands are…
“The creation of my wines at Dominio del Plata is to me the maximum achievement as a winemaker, product of all my efforts and so many years of hard work. I could say that the winery is like my third child, a dream come true.” Susana
PASSION & EXPERIENCE
Her entrepreneurial and progressive spirit made Susana to surround herself with a young and dynamic team to whom she can convey all the knowledge acquired over the years in the wine industry, and continue to transmit her passion for innovation to satisfy palates increasingly demanding.
CORNERSTONE OF DDP WINEMAKING: THE ART OF BLENDING
Magic moment in winery’s life, the art of blending is, according Susana, the expression of the winemaker’s top talent. A way to show the ability to play with different aromas and flavors obtained from different terroirs, as does a painter with his palette.