Patagonia, twice the size of California, is one of Argentina's newest wine producing regions, and Rio Negro is at its heart. Located in Argentina's southernmost vineyards, at the end of the world, the valleys of Rio Negro stretch on wide river oases which stand on vast, arid land. It is known to produce fresh wines that truly express wild Patagonia lands.
Our vineyard is located in Fortín Castre, 80 km from Choele Choel, and 150 meters above sea level.
Rio Negro has a dry, continental climate. Annual rainfall is less that 7.5 inches with relatively low humidity. Each season shows a unique expression, with cold winters and warm summers, remarkable sunshine and drastic thermal amplitude. The winds from the southern Andes enhances air quality, and vines stressed by these high winds, combined with intense sun, little rainfall and alluvial soils tend to lead to a naturally acidic, low yield, high concentrated juicy grape.
Patagonia wines have a well-defined personality due to its rich soil and unique terroir. Two meltwater rivers flow from the snowcapped Andes mountain and create a fertile waterbank. The soil is arid, with high levels of minerality.
TRAINING & IRRIGATION METHOD :Vertical Canopy / Drip Irrigation
SIZE :40 He.
HIGH DENSITY PLANTING :5.000 Plants Per He.
YEAR PLANTED :2010
PERFORMANCE :6,000-8,000 kg per He.
VARIETALS :Malbec / Pinot Noir / Chardonnay / Sauvignon Blanc / Merlot / Cabernet Franc