This estate is located in the Ugarteche district, Luján de Cuyo, in the Central Region of Mendoza.
Plantation: from 2015 this estate will be completely planted with Cabernet Franc vines and it will be tended organically.
The plantation density is 6,000 plants per hectare, with drip irrigation water coming from a well.
The temperature ranges from 35°C in the hottest days to -5°C in the coldest mornings.
The estate has 23 planted hectares, and 4 hectares devoted to parks and internal paths.
It is at an altitude of 980 m above sea level and the characteristics of its soil are similar to the Agrelo estate’s, as they are facing each other.
The temperatures and soils of this estate’s area have proven to be able to provide the Cabernet Franc variety with a very interesting quality for aged wines.
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