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Vineyard Los Barrancos


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Location: Vista Flores, Tunuyán, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina - 100 km (60 miles) south of the city of Mendoza.

Age of Vines: planted in 1,998.

Area Planted: 55 hectares (135 acres).

Varieties Planted: 22 hectares (55 acres) of Malbec, 8 hectares (20 acres) of Syrah, 7 hectares (18 acres) of Cabernet Sauvignon, 7 hectares (18 acres) of Cabernet Franc, 6 hectares (15 acres) of Chardonnay and 5 hectares (13 acres) of Sauvignon Blanc.

Training System: high vertical trellis.

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

Irrigation: drip irrigation system.

Water Source: mix of well water and surface water from the snow melt of the Andes.

Altitude: 1,050 meters (3,400 feet) above sea level.

Soil: homogeneous, deep and permeable. Sandy composition with gravel and stones 2 meters deep (6 feet).

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