Vineyard information: 1,300 meters above sea level. Alluvial soil with a rock foundation and top layers of sand-textured earth.
Production: Must: press of whole bunches at cool temperature. Flow by gravity (without using pumps). Fermentation 50% in French oak, 50% in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks for 20 days. Malolactic fermentation is natural and completed in barrels (only the part previously fermented in oak barrels)
Aging: 50 % of the wine is fermented and aged in new French oak barrels for 6 months and the other 50% in stainless steel tanks.
Aging potential: 5 years
Colour: Golden yellow with green glints
Aroma: Delicate, white fruits (apple, pinapple) and citric fruits describers; the aging in French oak brings notes of honey and vanilla
Mouth: Elegant, smooth, great balance between fruit and French oak
Awards: Harvest 2007: Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2009, Great Gold Medal | Harvest 2008: Wine Spectator, 89 pts.; The Wine Advocate, 88 pts. | Harvest 2012: The Wine Advocate, 89 pts. | Harvest 2015: Tim Atkin / James Suckling, 92 pts; Berliner Wein Trophy 2016, Golden Medal
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.