Tanto Malbec como Cabernet Sauvignon llegaron a Mendoza, Argentina, a mediados del siglo XIX. Ambos se adaptaron en forma excepcional, pero sin dudas fue ese malbec de antiguas selecciones el que se extendió en mayor medida. Fue plantado en espalderas de orientación norte-sur y con alta densidad de plantación 5,555 plantas por hectárea. Trabajos cuidadosos del follaje junto al riego controlado durante el ciclo nos permiten una excelente exposición al sol, un número reducido de racimos y bayas de tamaño medio. De esta forma, aseguramos una excelente concentración, intensidad y calidad en todas las uvas.
The time of harvest is determined after many tours of the plots testing the grapes. A fair maturity is sought here to ensure the intensity and quality of both fruit and tannins. The objective is to obtain a wine with intense maturity and a large amount of fruit, but with a balance of acidity that ensures prolonged aging.
It is located in Mayor Drummond, Luján de Cuyo, at 950 meters above sea level. It has a sandy loam and calcareous soil of alluvial origin, with good drainage. The climate is cold in winter and mild in summer, with a temperature range of 15 °C between day and night, which allows us to have optimum maturity. The average annual rainfall is 200 mm. We have 4 plots with drip irrigation and the rest with surface irrigation. Here are 11 hectares of massal selection Malbec planted in 1928; 2 hectares of Petit Verdot (both trellised varieties) and a small Tempranillo vineyard.
It is located in Perdriel, Luján de Cuyo, at 1,050 meters above sea level. It has loam-loam-clay soil with the presence of stone that favors drainage; It is of alluvial origin.
The climate is cold in winter, with occasional snowfall, and mild in summer, but with cool nights. The average annual rainfall is 230 mm. The entire farm has drip irrigation that allows us to use and make efficient use of water. Vines: we have 4 hectares of Malbec and 2 hectares of Cabernet Sauvignon, all trellised.
It is located in Altamira, Valle de Uco at 1,040 meters above sea level. It has a sandy and stony loam soil, very loose and of alluvial origin. The climate is cold in winter with occasional snowfalls, and mild in summer with cold nights; there is a large daily thermal amplitude. The average annual rainfall is 170 mm. The first part of this farm is small and old, planted in 1947, from where we produce our “Mendel Semillón” and “Malbec Finca Remota”. Irrigation is superficial and the conduction is in low trellis, with yields lower than 40 qq per ha. In the second part we have modern management with medium-height trellises and drip irrigation. On this farm we currently have 8 hectares of Malbec, 3 hectares of Cabernet Sauvignon, 2 hectares of Semillon, 2 hectares of Cabernet Franc and 2 hectares of Petit Verdot.