In the town of Medrano, at 700 meters above sea level and at the west edge of the canal, this 4 hectare vineyard of Malbec can be found.
Ten minutes outside of the city of Mendoza, in the Perdriel region, Luján de Cuyo, we can find the Bella Vista Vineyard, besides giving birth to one of the best Malbecs in the world; it is home to our wine cellar. It is here where we receive tourists and wine lovers alike, the beautiful landscape, the vineyard and the wines await you.
Because of the unique and recognizable nature of its wine, Altamira Vineyards provoked the admiration of Robert Cipresso, our winemaker. The seniority of the vineyards and its extreme density (6,500 plants per hectare) assure for very low yields, lower than 400 grams/plant.
Located in Tupungato, Valle de Uco, at 1100 above sea level, this vineyard has a total of total area of 19 hectares, planted in the following proportions: 7 Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon 5 and 7 with Cabernet Franc.
The soil is alluvial and silt-clay surface is 1 m. thick. The estate is surrounded by olive trees and quinces, with some rosemary plants that adorn it.
This estate of over 100 years, has vines that witnessed the beginning. At his side, go a few times a year how the Mendoza river receives a flow of water coming down directly from the mountains, and makes for a while to stop being a "dry" river. The planting density of 6,000 plants per hectare, all rootstock, which is typical for 1900.
Located at 1,050 meters above sea level in the La Consulta region of Valle de Uco, on the south bank of the Tunyan River surrounded by old chestnut trees lies this particularly beautiful little vineyard that dates back to 1925. The vineyard has 12 hectares of ungrafted Malbec. These strains are not threatened by phylloxera because the irrigation of these vineyards is caused by the flooding from melted mountain range waters that prevent insect survival.
The soil at 1 m. depth, a layer of "caliche" weak mantle of crushed calcium carbonate, which gives it a special character. This property is the basis of Chimera, and is planted on American rootstock, with a deplantación density of nearly 7,000 plants per hectare.