A brief history
Bodega A16 is an important winemaking project that began in 2007 as the sixteenth start-up by business owner Gerardo Cartellone.
The spirit of A16, our underlying philosophy from which the winery is managed, is based on care behind each detail in crafting excellent wines and love as the foundation to continue to grow within the industry.
Gerardo’s interest in the wine industry dates back to his great-grandfather, who had vineyards of his own in Sicilia. When his grandfather arrived to Argentina, he found work in large wineries. Later, Gerardo’s father also continued the tradition. Today Gerardo is the only
family member who continues in the wine industry.
950msnm | Perdriel, Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza
The “Papa Francisco” vineyard is located in Perdriel at 950 meters ASL. This grape growing region is esteemed for its superb elevation and crisp air due to its proximity to the Mendoza River. The climate is dry and desert-like, with warm summers and very cool winters.
The alluvial soils lack organic matter. The topsoil is sandy-loam with an abundance of round stones. The following layer, 20 centimeters below, is rocky and an ideal attribute in the production of Malbec.
The structural base of our wines comes from the care and adequate irrigation of each vine within the 140 hectares property.
Our restaurant combines the most exquisite flavors of the traditional argentine cuisine together with our wines which are graced daily by the stunning Andes Mountain Range.