1- Don Miguel Vineyard
This vineyard is located to the west of the "Cañada Cortao" in another soil formation completely different from the other vineyards and very close to the winery. It includes strong undulating lands, with rocky hills on a crystalline basement. This is a new terroir that is being explored.
2- Las Piedritas Vineyard
Rocky outcrops are common and are what give this vineyard its name. The soils are superficial and dark, with a loamy sandy texture and gravel with minerals that can be easily seen. Here the white grapes find their maximum expression.
3- El Cielo Vineyard
This vineyard shares geology and soils with Viña Vieja, which also has the characteristic of being located in one of the highest areas of the field. The high presence of laminar rocks and schists make the good drainage of this soil very particular despite being superficial.
4- Old Vineyard
It shares part of the soil of Las Piedritas vineyard, with steeper slopes. Variable geology of rocks such as granites, migmatites and schistose metamorphic rocks are associated with this vineyard. It is valued for its rockiness and the typicity characteristics that gives to red wines.
5- Museum Vineyard
It is located on the eastern edge of Viña Vieja and presents a collection of hundred-year-old vines that give it the name "Museo". The dark brown, sandy loam soils of depth and medium fertility.
6- Vineyard La Barra
Located at the junction of the Miguelete stream with the San Juan river. It's a high plain on the crystalline basement between these two watercourses. The soils are clayey silt and alluvial sediments, dark brown to black in color, silt loams of high fertility and medium drainage. Here the Cabernet Sauvignons express their potential and quality.
ITS EXCEPTIONAL GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION, WHERE LA PLATA AND SAN JUAN RIVERS MEET, MAKE OUR WINERY A UNIQUE PLACE TO PRODUCE QUALITY WINES, AS IT ENJOYS A STONY SOIL COMPOSITION, ON THE SLOPES OF THE HILLS.
Located in Colonia department (province), Uruguay, which enjoys a gently undulating geography crossed by numerous rivers and streams. The characteristics of the climate and type of soil make this area the ideal place for grape growing. The vines grow and flourish encompassed by nature and the grapes thrive in a natural and healthy environment.
Surrounded by gentle hills and the proximity of San Juan and La Plata rivers, this region presents sunny summers with cool nights, with wide temperature ranges (up to 64ºF). Year seasons are well differentiated and it rains occasionally. It has a wide day-night temperature range during the harvest season.
TYPE OF SOIL
The viticultural attributes of the soil are determined by the rocky nature of these hills, with excellent drainage, that delimit the region. The red and white grape varieties grow on boulder soil where they reach the desired maturity under the best climatic conditions.
RED GRAPE VARIETIES
WHITE GRAPE VARIETIES
WE COUNT WITH A WINERY AND A CELLAR BUILT IN STONE. THIS ALLOWS TO PRODUCE TOP QUALITY WINES IN OPTIMAL HUMIDITY, TEMPERATURE AND HEALTH CONDITIONS.
Most of the building heritage dates back to the second half of the 19th century, with numerous colonial-style constructions built in stone and thick walls.
THE WINE CELLAR
The two-level cellar where the wines age is built in stone with walls of more than 2 feet wide. This “aging cellar”- as we call it- was built undermining the middle of the hill. Here, temperatures range between 12º and 18ºC throughout the year.
TRADITION AND INNOVATION IN WINE AGING
Cocciopesto amphoras, cement and stone lampshades, all of them imported from Italy, are added to the wine cellar’s solidity of stone. These wine containers are a fundamental part of the high-end winemaking process, in giving the grapes as little intervention as possible so that they can express the particular characteristics of our Terroir in the most genuine way possible. We also incorporate new French and American oak barrels to continue adding aging alternatives to our best wines.