CASIR DO SANTOS – ARGENTINA
Founded in 1862, Viña Maipú is one of the oldest wineries in Argentina, with over one hundred years of history.
Equipped with modern technologies, the winery is located in one of the most relevant areas in terms of style and quality of the wines, at the foot of the Andes (Pre-Cordillera) in the Uco Valley. Here, the microclimate is very particular, with a wide temperature range, cooler climate and complexity in the soils which translate into very intense wines with their own personality and refinement.
The vineyards are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon. The land is mainly composed of sand and rocks. The irrigation system uses meltwater from the Andes. The result is small grapes and low yields per hectare which lead to wines of great concentration and mineral notes.
In the San Carlos area, the company owns an old vineyard of 15 hectares of Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon, with 50-year-old plants. These vineyards produce high quality grapes. The soils have a rocky median strip, which allows for better drainage with a consequent high density of aromas.
Finally, the Vistaflores vineyard is planted exclusively with Malbec on soils with drainage which give the wine a great minerality.
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