Patagonia has ideal conditions for slow ripening. The climate is cooler than in Mendoza giving fresher wines with a more elegant, almost old world style. This wine is made to capture the beautiful purity of the grapes and get as much of that flavour as possible into the bottle. With delicate aromas of dark berries, violets and a note of menthol, this wine is soft and well-balanced with great purity of fruit, Perfect partner to grilled meat, steak or roasted vegetables.
The soils of our vineyards are deep, sandy and rocky which give our wines great personality. The average age of the vine is 25 years with a yield of 35 hl/ ha.
Our Cabernet and Malbec grapes come from high-quality massal-selected vineyards. Our Viñalba vineyards are trained in ‘espaldera’ (hedge) with Vertical Shoot Positioning (VSP), non high-vigour. We use natural flooding for controlling vigour and sun exposure to produce high-quality grapes.
The grapes are harvested towards the end of April by hand into small trays of 20kg to prevent damage and then meticulously sorted in order to select the best grapes for this wine. Cold maceration takes place for 5 days before fermentation. Fermentation at controlled temperature of 26 °C with four pump-overs per day and maceration for 25 days.