Gran Hotel Uspallata
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... used for olive oil are not eatable; actually technically they are but if you try one you can say you tried the most bitter food ever in your life: disgusting!!! We need wine to clean our months now. More wine.
All starving and a bit ‘high’ we stopped for lunch: Italian lasagna (not amazing to be honest) with Cabernet from Mendoza (very good) and the evergreen dessert in Argentina: flan casero con dulce de leche. Definitely my favorite one: vamos Flan Casero.
... 3 different wineries in this very pretty part of the world.
We left Martin's office and began our ride through the town. Our first stop was at a homemade artisanal food place. Here we were able to indulge in dips and spreads, jams and some liquors, and some of our fellow travellers sampled the homemade absinthe at 11am!
Back on the bikes we rode on a very busy road for about 20 minutes to the Carmelo Patti winery. This winery is owned by ...
... invited us to the wedding. The day before, we had been at a launch party for a new hotel, complete with free bar and barbecue. Showing my usual restraint, I glugged champagne and wolfed down the grilled meat with gay abandon, some of which had probably been sitting in the sun for a bit too long. On the day of the wedding, I awoke feeling pretty ropey (no surprise really, as I'd had a skinful). I thought nothing of it and we set off for the wedding. Omar's house is ...
... Mayan pyramid. The tour is standard, seeing fermentation tanks, an amazing barrel storage room with a conference room that has a panoramic view of the barrels, and a rooftop vista of the vines below. They are a huge winery (5M bottles per year) and have a well run operation. Wines were good I thought, but others found them too young and rough. They make lots of Malbec, and c******nay and some other stuff, but their Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino ...
... with colloquial Argentine expressions) and a lesson on the traditions of Mate drinking (such as, if someone offers you some Mate, you have to finish the cup until it makes slurpy noises, and you cannot say thank you when you return it unless you don’t want anymore, which also then indicates that you didn’t like their Mate, and is therefore a bit rude).
Mendoza is famous for its red wine, and in particular for Malbec – ...