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These grapes were discovered at altitude in some of Mendozas best terroirs, including the Agrelo and Vistaflores subregions. Vineyards are planted at high density in the foothills of the Andes Mountains, starting above 975 meters (3,200 feet), where the altitude and poor soil result in lower yields and a cooler climate for balanced wines. Grapes are handpicked, destemmed and manually sorted, with only perfectly ripe fruit contributing to Winemaker Didier Debonos luscious Malbec blend. Cold maceration takes place in stainless steel tanks at 6 to 8C (43 to 46F) for four to five days to extract aromatic precursors. Post-fermentation maceration lasts from 7 to 10 days, followed by malolactic fermentation. The wine is aged in French oak for one year, followed by a minimum of two months in bottle before release. [+]