Philosophy and quality
The ideal GROUND
A 136-HECTARE DOMAIN, LOCATED AT THE BOTTOM OF THE ANDES MOUNTAINS
The soil of Mendoza has the specifity of generating fertile energy, fed by the sun and the pure water from the Andes. The altitude, the temperature range and the dry climate ripen the grapes in a special way that gives the wine a subtle and powerful flavours and aromas and makes it possible to produce outstanding wines. The choice of this estate is the result of in-depth research which has led to the ideal terroir in the Alto Agrelo region, one of the best appelation in the country.
SOIL & CLIMATE
Vignes des Andes is a 136-hectare domaine located at the bottom of the Andes Mountains, in Alto Agrelo, one of the best wine-growing regions in the province of Mendoza, with a temperate, dry and very sunny climate (more than 320 days a year).
The domain is located at an altitude of 1050 metres, in an excellent area for the development of high quality vines, olive trees and fruit trees. The soil of the estate is alluvial with deep sandy texture and some clay and silt.
The terroir has sand and some gravel on the surface, the proportion of which increases with depth to about 50cm, giving excellent drainage. Then comes the clay.
The climate is temperate continental, with an average rainfall of around 200 mm per year, making organic viticulture practically possible.
GRAPE VARIETIES DISTRIBUTION
We have 70 hectares of vineyards and olive groves in production
WE HAVE 70 HECTARES OF VINES AND OLIVE IN PRODUCTION
The grape varieties that we have planted from 2010 are :
- Malbec non grafted and American rootstock
- Petit Verdot
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Sauvignon Blanc
and soon new grape varieties will be added to the existing range.
We currently vinify on 15 Ha, the rest of our production being sold to neighbouring wineries.