This amazing winery was built in 2002 on a family farm in the centre of Vistalba within the Lujan de Cuyo region of Argentina. The vineyard is located at the foot of the magnificent Cordon del Plata within the Andes mountains. The rough characteristics of the soil in this region makes it Malbec's most preferred cradle. It is here that Carlos Pulenta along with members of his family, advisors, ecologists and a highly esteemed group of people that knew his land well created Vistalba and Tomero for us to enjoy.
To ensure the best quality wine is produced Carlos has focused on creating a truly modern and focused facility for wine making. The winery is centered around gravity which means no pumping is required at any point of the harvest and crush process. The winery also has state of the art humidity and air circulation systems which keeps the barrel and bottle aging rooms at 80% humidity and 15C. The property includes 120 acres of vineyards, most having an average age of 55 years.
||Vistalba wines are indentified as Corte A, B and C. The blends add up to the best of each harvest and are different each vintage. For more information on these wines please browse all wines and read notes on each.
||The tomero brand was named after the person that regulated and engineered the distribution of water from the Mendoza river for the irrigation of the vineyards, the tomero was literally the lifeblood of the vineyards. The younger wines of tomero are graceful, fresh and fruity whereas the reservas are more defined. For more information please browse all wines and read notes on each.
Ten years ago, a group of adventurous winemakers set their sights on an Argentine valley called San Patricio del Chañar, an unusually fertile and eerily beautiful corner of Patagonia. They plowed, planted and waited. The outcome? A blossoming wine country with delicious pinot noirs and malbecs and smartly designed wineries.The areas pioneer, the 2,000-acre Bodega del Fin del Mundo, which works with the influential wine consultant Michel Rolland, is racking up international medals for its complex merlot, cabernet and malbec blends.— Paola Singer