Such a special soil deserved an equally unique wine, made using the old-style Field Wine method, which focuses on exploiting all the special features of the soil by means of techniques rooted in the most traditional basics of winemaking. The grapes are selected, regardless their variety, with a view to capturing the nature of the few vineyards growing on the unusual terroir above 2,400 meters (7,800 feet) high. The mythical savoir-faire with which the wines are made, together with the peculiarities of the grapes growing at such extreme heights, turn Chañar Punco into the gem of our terroirs.
65% Malbec, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon
Calachaqui Valley, Argentina
Chañar Punco is a unique sub-region surrounded by the Quilmes Mountains, located southwest within the Calchaquí Valley. At 2000 meters above sea level, this terroir displays unique characteristics. Poor, rocky and calcareous soil combined with the scarce heat load, radiation, in the months prior to harvest, allows the grape to slowly develop its maximum expression.
Vineyards orientation runs from North to South allowing moderate winds from the north to improve the microclimate of the canopy. Distilled water is pumped deep from the soil and drip irrigation is used.
Alcohol: 15,5%, Residual Sugar: 3,15 g/l, Acidity: 5,94 g/l, pH: 3,60