Pure Heart of IG Paraje Altamira
Finca Las Glicinas is a family wine project that seeks to express its terroir to the fullest.
We focus on making only the wines we like.
We are a family business dedicated to the production of grapes and the production of wines from selected sectors of our own terroir.
Our vineyards are located in the Altamira area, Uco Valley, San Carlos, Province of Mendoza.
Our characteristic wines are Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Semillón and blends with their own identity. We value wines that express the pure art of the land.
Great wines begin in the vineyard.
Therefore, the first objective we set for ourselves was to achieve stabilized vineyards, with an appropriate planting density for each variety. The conduction system we use is a high trellis with a north-south orientation that allows appropriate use of sunlight.
Our vineyards are drip irrigated to optimize the water accumulated in the dams, coming from the melting of the Andes mountain range.
For us, achieving a balance with the environment is of great importance. That is why we have been integrated into the Agro Limpio plan for more than a decade.
They are located on the slopes of the Andes Mountains, at about 1100 meters high.
The arid and dry climate favors healthy harvesting and the thermal amplitude provides freshness thanks to the excellent natural acidity of the grapes.
Our farm covers an area of 40 hectares, planted with various varieties of grapes, which reach their splendor in this special terroir located in the upper Uco Valley.
All our vineyards are approximately 20 years old. Among the strains found in it we have: Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Syrah, Barbera, Ruché, Semillón, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Torrontés.
Calcareous, deep and rocky of alluvial origin
The soils of Altamira have an ancient fluvial origin covered by younger alluvial deposits. The fluvial deposits of the Tunuyán River had great development during the Pleistocene, a period that spans from 2.5 million years to the last 12,000 years, the period in which man appears on earth. Thanks to the current of the Tunuyán River, these fluvial deposits were moving “downstream” throughout the entire basin.
The soil of the Paraje is characterized by the presence of rocks that in some cases exceed 2m in diameter. They are white in color due to the intense coverage of calcium carbonate, which can reach a thickness of up to 3 mm. This coverage evidences the Pleistocene age in fluvial and marine sediments.