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Vineyard Los Altepes


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Location: Los Árboles, Tunuyán, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina - 95 km (59 miles) southwest of the city of Mendoza.

Age of Vines: planted in 2,002.

Area Planted: 75 hectares (185 acres).

Varieties Planted: 28 hectares (70 acres) of Malbec, 10 hectares (25 acres) of Bonarda, 7.5 hectares (19 acres) of Syrah, 7.5 hectares (19 acres) of Cabernet Sauvignon, 10 hectares (25 acres) of Cabernet Franc, and 12 hectares (30 acres) of Chardonnay.

Training System: high vertical trellis.

Vine Density: 5,500 vines per hectares (2,200 vines per acre).

Irrigation: drip irrigation system.

Water Source: mineral water from a well 150 meters deep (500 feet).

Altitude: 1,250 (4,100 feet) above sea level.

Soil: heterogeneous, alluvial sediment, chalky, stony. Significant west-east inclination of land.

Climate: about 25º C (77º F) difference between day and night temperatures. Very sunny. Average temperature is cooler than other parts of Uco Valley.