Great wines are made from the grapes of unique places. Alta Vista’s 516 acres of estate vineyards are among the best terroirs of Mendoza, located at 3,200 feet elevation and higher. Work performed on every vineyard is tailored to each grape variety via specific treatments called Terroir Management® to ensure the best quality. Grapes are harvested once they are fully ripe, with a perfect balance between sugar and acidity, and great skin and seed tannins. Clusters are destemmed and fermentation vats are filled with grape must, skins and berries. A percentage of the wine goes through a pre-fermentation cold maceration in order to boost fresh fruit aromas. The rest of the wine is fermented at higher temperature to get body and structure. Délestage is based on tasting approval, generally, after a three-week maceration, separating grape pomace from the new wine.