about laureano gomez
Laureano Gomez built in 2010 his own small winery the Uco Valley after two decades as a winemaker for two of Mendoza's top wineries - Trapiche and Salentein. While at Trapiche, he was one responsible for 'Iscay,' the first 'cult wine' to be produced in Argentina.
The first vintages were literally made in the garage of the house. The winery has now moved to a small building built by his son, Ary, next to the family home. Laureano has remained true to his small production and family roots and all the family is involved in the winery.
Laureano believes that "Todo arranca con la uva," (everything begins with the grape). He uses only top quality Malbec, Merlot and Pinot Noir, organically grown and hand-harvested in the Uco Valley. The vines are dry farmed and no chemicals are used (pesticides, fertilizers, additives, etc).
All the work in the winery is done manually by gravity, with no pipes or pumps. Laureano employs spontaneous fermentation with native yeasts and no winemaking additives are used. The wines are unfined or filtered and all labels are applied by hand to the bottles. The result of this careful effort is elegant, balanced wines that showcase the varietal and the land where they were grown.