Grape variety, vinification, aging process & weather influence wine, but it is also the geological elements of the soil and the subsoil that bring complexity to our wine.
Vignes des Andes is in “Alto Agrelo” region, Ugarteche district, in Lujan de Cuyo department , 47 km to the South of the capital, Mendoza.
In the neighborhood, there are several prestigious bodegas like Pulenta Estate, Nieto Senetiner, Inka (adjacent) or even Chandon, Catena Zapata, Norton (between 7 and 12 kms).
Entrance to the farm is very easy through Highway N ° 86.
Ideally located, it offers a very beautiful view of the Andes and the valley.
Our land is obviously suitable for growing vines, but also for olive trees and a wide variety of fruit trees.
The land soils have an alluvial origin and deep, with a clay and sand like textures. The low presence of stones on the surface which increases in the subsoil, allows excellent drainage.
The land is located at approximately 1,000 meters above sea level (from 1.020 to 1.050 mts, with an inclination of 3% from the west to the east direction). This allows a very good thermal amplitude: Great advantage of the area.
One of the peculiarities of the Argentinean vineyard is the altitude of the vines (between 800 and 1.200 meters).
The climate in the area combined with temperate continental land and an average of rainfalls of 200 mm per year, practically allows for organic viniculture.
Due to the low humidity in the region, the vines are rarely attacked by insects or other diseases.
An ingenious irrigation system makes it possible to irrigate the plantations Indeed, drought is a drawback for Argentinian winegrowers, since the vineyard needs water to produce its fruit.
The most well known grape in the province is the Malbec, a French grape variety also known as “Côt”. It was imported directly from France by Michel Aimé Pouget. Our products :
Grape from Bordeaux (Western France) is one of the most planted grape varieties in the world. Produced from the combination of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, it is a fairly late grape variety and one of the last to sprout and mature. Our product : Products available in a few weeks
Olive oil is also a “varietal” product of which there are around 2000 varieties. In comparison, wine has 6.000.
As it happens with the wines, a variety or region of grape variety gives the oil a different taste and flavor.
Our olive oil comes from olives from 3 different varieties of olive trees (Arbequina, Piqual and Arauco). Our products: