The name of this estate comes from the fact that it is located in an area called Paraje Altamira, which has clear boundaries defined by the climate and the structure of the soil in its formation. It is located nearby the city of La Consulta, in the San Carlos department.
This estate is characterized by being a completely organic plantation.
Total area: 25 hectares.
Plantation: 22.5 hectares of Malbec vines, with a density ranging from 5,000 to 7,400 plants per hectare, depending on the type of soil of each sector of the estate.
It is located at an altitude of 1090 m above sea level.
The temperatures in this property range from 35°C in the hottest days to between -7 and -11°C in the coldest mornings. Altamira’s wide temperature range, together with the characteristics of its soil, turn this estate’s Malbec into a unique grape with distinctive characteristics for top-quality wines and aged wines.
The soil of the Altamira estate has bigger rocks.
These rocks are of different sizes as well as spherical due to the transferring of the alluvial cone water. There is an accumulation of calcium on their surface, which makes roots adhere to the rock, and this allows the plant to obtain a higher quantity of minerals, humidity and typicity of this soil, so unique and particular in Mendoza. The deepness at which these rocks are located is varied, always below 150 cm.
There is furrow irrigation and drip irrigation in this estate with water coming from the Tunuyán river. We combine these two methods because this allows us to differentiate the irrigation according to the sector of the land, thus achieving the maximum quality of the grape and the maximum expression of the area.
Comparative of estates
Finca Ugarteche Finca Altamira Finca Cruz de Piedra Finca Pedemonte Finca Agrelo Surface of vineyard 27 ha 22,5 ha 33 ha 130 ha 240 ha Height 980 masl 1090 masl 870 masl 760 masl 980 to 1079 masl Temperature from -5° to 35°C from -7° to 38°C from -2° to 37°C from -3° to 38°C from -5° to 35°C Variety Cabernet Franc Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec Bonarda Cabernet Sauvignon Chardonnay Malbec Malbec
Petit Verdot Cabernet Franc
Soil Characteristics More than 50% of medium-sized rocks and other clays and silts Big rocks, Calcium and minerals Silts and clays Sands and clays More than 50% of medium-sized rocks and other clays and silts Irrigation method Drip Combined: trickle and furrow Drip Combined: trickle and furrow Drip Certified organic vineyard In process Yes In process In process In process