The Malbec is the signature grape of Argentina. Originally from France, it found the perfect environment in the Andes. The Malbec vines have found the ideal location along the Mendoza river . Winding through the foothills of the Andes, the Mendoza river region has the longest history of wine production in arid Mendoza climate. There is not much rain and humidity is low. Summer sunshine is intense and winters are cold. These conditions allow the grapes to mature slowly. The wide variation between the hot days and the cold nights allows for a good level of sugar to develop in the grapes, while intensifying the acidity, colour and aromas. The secret of the wine growing lies in the soil, which is alluvial with stony subsoil and good drainage, which forces the roots to penetrate deeply to find water and nutrients. Annual temperatures 15 ° / 19 ° C. Summer DTR 19 ° / 32 ° C Winter DTR 4 ° / 16 ° C . Average annual rainfall of 200 mm. Vineyards Altitude between 900 – 1.200 m.a.s.l
The Malbec is the signature grape of Argentina. Originally from France, it found the perfect environment in the Andes. The Malbec vines have found the ideal location along the Mendoza river and in the Uco Valley. Winding through the foothills of the Andes, the Mendoza river region has the longest history of wine production in the Mendoza province, while the Uco Valley is also an interesting area to grow grape – being higher in the mountains, where the climate is cooler.
A pretty red with aromas of strawberries, red plums and cherries together with hints of dried herms and flowers. Round and silky with a juicy edged wild strawberry perfume. Joyfull and easy to drink with a flavorful finish. Cold climate, 3,400 ft a.s.l, sandy, loam soil with a rocky bottom.
Finca Lunlunta located in Maipú on the northern area of Mendoza River. The 8 hectares were planted in the seventies on 930 m.a.s.l altitude, with vines on VSP Trellis system and Pre-phylloxera rootstock . average production is 6.000 kg /ha. Furrow irrigation system, one of the oldest methods is used to irrigate . This vineyard of 6.000 planting density. Well-drained alluvial soil of composed silt and limestone; A mixed texture with great oenological potential: shallow topsoil provides freshness, but the subsoil of stones and chalk limits growth, so that the vines produce smaller grapes with intensified flavours of complexity and depth. Dry and arid, with annual rainfall of just 200mm. The vineyard is close to the Mendoza river and benefits from the fresh breezes off the Andes, which generate a diurnal temperature variation (14C), ideal for a quality vineyard. With hot days and cold nights, we achieve good levels of sugar, while conserving the acidity, colour and aromas of the grapes.