Pedro Parra in Mendoza


See A rocky blueprint for Chile's future for the first part of this story.

Having presented his personal project, Clos des Fous, with many questions, and rocky digressions, Pedro Parra went on to explain what he has been doing since 2007 at Malbec specialist Altos Las Hormigas, owned by Tuscans Alberto Antonini and Antonio Morescalchi, in Luján de Cuyo and in the Uco Valley south of the city of Mendoza.

When Parra first tasted a selection of Mendoza Malbecs, he found them averagely good but boring and he felt that the terroir was more complex than the wines. All people...