Vineyard information: 1,300 meters above sea level. Clone 777 vineyard. Alluvial soil with a rock foundation and top layers of sand-textured earth.
Production: Flow by gravity (without using pumps). Cold maceration (5 days at 7°C). Fermentation for 23 days in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. Malolactic fermentation is natural and completed in barrels
Aging: 12 months in French oak barrels (50%) and in stainless steel tanks (50%)
Aging potential: 7 years
Colour: Pale and brilliant ruby red
Aroma: Raspberries and currants jam, balsamic. The aging in barrels brings a touch of caramel
Mouth: Elegant and balanced, smooth and velvet tannins. Intense red fruits
Awards: 2008 harvest: International Wine Challenge 2010, Silver Medal | 2011 harvest: The Wine Advocate, 90 pts | 2012 harvest: Descorchados, 90 pts | 2014 harvest: Tim Atkin / James Suckling, 92 pts; Descorchados, 91 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.