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Vineyard Los Inicios


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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 1,999.

Area Planted: 25 hectares (62 acres).

Varieties Planted: 11 hectares (28 acres) of Malbec, 3 hectares (8 acres) of Syrah, 5 hectares (13 acres) of Cabernet Sauvignon, 1 hectare (3 acres) of Cabernet Franc, 2 hectares (5 acres) of Petit Verdot, 2 hectares (5 acres) of Sauvignon Blanc and 1 hectare (3 acres) of Viognier.

Training System: high vertical trellis.

Vine Density: 6,850 vines per hectare (2,760 vines per acre).

Irrigation: drip irrigation system.

Water Source: mixture 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. It is of a sandy composition with gravel and stones at a depth of 2 meters (6 feet).

Climate: about 25º C (77º F) difference between day and night temperatures. Very sunny.