Mendoza, Argentina

RJ Vinedos is a family owned winery run by its founder, Raul Joffre, and his four daughters. The winery began in 1996 when Raul purchased a traditional cement tank winery in the Perdriel region of Lujan de Cuyo and a small vienyard in the Los Sauces region of the Uco Valley. They now have 60 hectares int he Uco Valley as well as holdings in the Alto Agrelo and up north in the Calchaquies de Cafayate Valley, la Salta. The vineyards are all sustainably farmed and no chemicals are used, in both vineyards and the winery. The winemaker Mariano Cignoli has a minimalistic approach as he believes in letting the grapes have their own voice, and looks for purity of fruit with little intervention. Reunion is a wine that is made to be enjoyed around the dinner table as an everyday wine that expresses both fruit and terroir to achieve a balanced finish.