Vineyard information: 1,100 to 1,300 meters above sea level. Alluvial soil with a rock foundation and top layers of sand-textured earth.
Production: Flow by gravity (without using pumps). Cold maceration (6 days at 7°C). Fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. Malolactic fermentation is natural and completed in barrels
Aging: 100% in new French oak barrels (Taransaud-Demptos) for 14 months
Aging potential: 15 years
Colour: Deep red and intense.
Aroma: Red fruit jam combined with notes of pepper and highlighted minerality
Mouth: Corpulent, highly structured, pleasant tannins. It is characterised by the great reunion in mouth of a pallet of red fruit and spices. The long aging in barrels brings complexity, descriptors such as vanilla, cocoa and chocolate
Awards: 2007 harvest: Argentina Wine Awards 2010, Silver Medal; The Wine Advocate, 90 pts. | 2008 harvest: The Wine Advocate, 89 pts | 2010 harvest: Stephen Tanzer, 89 pts | 2011 harvest: Descorchados, 92 pts; James Suckling 89 pts | 2012 harvest: Descorchados, 92 pts
In the Uco Valley, in the district of San José of Tupungato, on Route 86, famously known as the “Ruta del Vino” or “Wine Route”, appears the “Atamisque” estate. At the entrance, a grove of poplars welcomes visitors. The main entry is behind a stone wall. Here, one can grasp entirely the rich diversity of this philosophically interesting project. The owners John and Chantal Du Monceau invite you to discover and to enjoy the harmony between leisure, recreation and the sound of nature.