Our terroir & vineyard

Our terroir & vineyard

Paraje Altamira in the Uco Valley is a viticultural region southwest of Mendoza, in Argentina. Situated along the Tunuyán River, the Uco Valley is widely considered one of the top wine regions in Mendoza, and all of Argentina. The annual average temperature is 14 °C (57 °F) and altitudes range from 900–1,200 metres (3,000–3,900 ft) above sea level.

The combination of high elevation, alluvial soils, irrigation sourced from the Andes Mountains, a long growing season with over 250 sunny days a year, little rain and vast temperature differences between day and night are all conducive to growing quality wine grapes. These climate and geography elements come together to provide excellent fruit ripening and concentration, developing colors, aromas, flavors and textures resulting in wines that are deep in color, intense in aromas and rich in flavors.

Vida y Alma vineyars typical soils at Altamira
Graciana needing a strong hand from Eloisa to go out of the soil profile
Gravely, rocky sandy calcareous soils, some silt at depth where deep rooted vines look for humidity
Vida y Alma vineyards with roots at 8 feet deep seeking for humidity!
And even deeper! At 10 feet
like the one spreaded all along the soil profile,
Eloisa holding a calcareous white stones,
with roots colonizing their surface.
Graciana and Eloisa early April
weather is sunny. It looks good!
during their weekly maturity control . Grapes are healthy,
Harvest time for the Cabernet,
4th week of April. Quality is top!