The Estate has 72 hectares planted with Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Petit Verdot, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. The vines are an average of 30 years old and are planted on original rootstock. The vineyards are harvested by hand.
The soils are deep and compact with 90% clay loam. In loamy soils like Agrelo, we work the land in order to achieve a good penetration of the water at depth. We perform deep subsoiling to counteract the compaction that occurs in this type of soil. We plough to control weeds and to incorporate natural nitrogenous substances to improve the structure and provide nutritional balance.
Varies from 900-1,000 metres above sea level.
Surface and drip irrigation system. Irrigation sources are snowmelt from the nearby Andes mountains and underground wells.
The climate is desert-like and continental with well demarcated seasons throughout the year. With scarce rainfall, under 200 mm per year, viticulture requires artificial irrigation.
Production capacity of 600,000 litres
Stainless steel tanks from 10,000 to 20,000 litres
Individual cold and heat system for each tank
70% French and 30% American barrels
Our vineyards are located in Alto Agrelo in Luján de Cuyo, in the foothills of the Andes mountains in Mendoza’s prime region for fine wine production. The genetic heritage of Finca La Anita corresponds to a dedicated massal selection from different vineyards in Luján de Cuyo of proven oenological quality. The vines are reproduced in the vineyards where they are planted resulting in more diversity and greater complexity than many other vineyards which are populated by selected commercial clones.
Finca La Anita has 72 hectares of old vines on original root stock divided in the following way by varietal:
Malbec 46.3 ha/Cabernet Sauvignon 11.4 ha/Syrah 5.1 ha/Chardonnay 3ha/Sauvignon Blanc 2,2 ha/Pinot Noir 1.3 ha/Merlot 0.5 ha