Trivento has created an exclusive portfolio of brand-name wines that preserve the character of the Mendoza terroir. The prestige of the premium ranges is reflected in the international recognition received over the years.
1996 – Trivento is founded in Mendoza, the most prestigious wine-growing region of Argentina and one of the world’s Wine Capitals since 2005. A small, 2-million-litre winery and a 154-hectare vineyard in Maipú named Los Vientos comprise the company’s first acquisition.
2002 – Working in close collaboration, Enrique Tirado and Federico Galdeano present the first vintage of Trivento Golden Reserve Malbec – an ambassador of premium Argentine wine.
2004 – The company strengthens its position in Argentina’s winemaking industry, becoming the second-leading exporter of bottled wine.
2005 – The winery establishes its Integrated Terroir Wines Programme, placing a strong bet on the growth of their high-end wines. This programme integrates the cultivation of fine grapes, the adaptation of grapes to terroirs, and technologies used in the winemaking process. With this foundation, terroir wines embody the expertise of the winemaker and capture the essence of Mendozan soil.
2007 – The foundation is laid at Trivento’s high-end winery. With a total production volume of 750,000 litres, this quadruples capacity to produce premium wines. Equipment and state of the art technology are adapted to the small scale, from the reception of the grapes to fermentation.
2008 – The first vintage of the winery’s icon wine – Trivento Eolo Malbec 2005, begins its journey through exclusive markets.
2009 – The International Wine & Spirit Competition in the UK awards the company with the trophy for ¨Best Argentinian Wine Producer¨, recognising contributions to the winemaking industry, quality standards, influence on variety and value and consumer education.
2011 – The winery’s new Art and Tourism Space opens its doors to the public, offering complete tours of facilities with specialised trilingual guides. The tour culminates in the anteroom of the high-end wines cellar, in the modern art gallery, where visitors can enjoy a professional tasting.
2012 – Robert Parker’s prestigious Wine Advocate awards 95 points to Trivento Eolo Malbec 2008, an historic high score since the icon wine’s launch.
2013 – Trivento Reserve Malbec becomes a Best Buy and Amado Sur Malbec a Smart Buy in the US market following excellent scores in the renowned publications Wine Enthusiast and Wine Spectator, respectively.
Trivento means three winds: The Polar, Zonda and Sudestada winds blow across the sunny and arid land of Mendoza. Icy and dry, the Polar wind blows in from the south, announcing the onset of winter. The first cold fronts indicate the time for pruning has begun. Toward the end of winter, soil is kept humid and grass is cut short to trap cold air at ground level. The Zonda wind descends from the Andes year-round, but its frequency peaks in spring. Its gusts of hot and dry air improve budding on the vine. During episodes of the Zonda wind, shoots are affixed to the trellis wires and watering increases to ward off dehydration.The Sudestada wind is the fresh breeze of summer that sometimes brings storms. Cloudiness allows clusters to rest from the broiling sun. This ensures equilibrium in the grapes’ metabolism and leads to uniform ripening. Each agitating seasonal wind pierces the intimate calm of Mendoza, leaving their mark in our wines.
Written by Decanter