Mendoza is one of the greatest wine regions of the world. Wide open spaces with nothing but vines, mountain grandeur and blue skies. The premium grapes selected for Agua de Piedra are from old yielding vineyards on glacial deposit soils. All the vineyards were single trellised and naturally farmed under ideal conditions. The estate and vineyards are located in Alto Agrelo, Luján de Cuyo, which is set in the foothills of the great Andes Mountains, Mendoza’s top region for production of fine wines. The vineyards expand over 180 acres at 3,500 feet above sea level and are carefully tended to by a dedicated staff of lifelong farmers with a passion for Malbec. The result is balanced, complex, artisanal wines, made with pride and care, and truly representing the beloved Mendoza terroir. Agua de Piedra always represents the pure essence of Mendoza’s wine country.
A variety of fermentation techniques are utilized :
-Cooler fermentation in order to retain more fruit flavors and minimize phenolic extraction, the grapes were short macerated.
-Warmer fermentation to give the minimum desired structure to the wine. Here we macerated for 30 days on skins.