Phone: 0261 5241829
Address: Urquiza 8136 Russell, 5517, Maipú – Mendoza, Argentina
This is an artisanal family winery with a striking construction from 1869, built by the engineer López Frugoni, who is responsible for works such as The Mercantil Andina, Banco Hipotecario, Banco Mendoza, etc.. These are some of the emblematic buildings that mark idiosyncrasies of Mendoza.
All materials with which the vessels were built were brought from Europe: English bricks, cement from Germany and machinery from France and Italy, some of which are currently displayed in a small museum, nowadays it is all blended with the modern technology. The roof is made of mud and bamboo cane with an addition of lime, which with the combination of carbon dioxide product of fermentation, has become Calicanto, a calcium carbonate coating.
Going down to the cellar, inside a vat, we are transported to the spiritual world of wine. The place is cosy and original. A path surrounded by French oak barrels and with subdued light leads to the main cellar, which had formerly been a wines conservation vat.
The particular characteristics of its remodelling expand our senses making us concentrate solely on the appreciation of the spirit of the protagonist: the wine. That space has been their abode for so long and there the contact is ideal.
Its owners, who are the winemakers, conduct the guided tours in Spanish and English.