Most of the grapes, and in the case of Siesta all of the grapes, come from Ernesto’s Vistaflores vineyard, located in the heart of Vistaflores (in the Uco Valley in Mendoza) at 3576 feet above sea level. The property is 178 acres in total, with 116 acres under vine, planted mainly with Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Cabernet Franc. The vineyard was certified organic in 2011 by Letis, a company based in Argentina with full IFOAM accreditation. They are also in the process of gaining Demeter biodynamic certification, which will be complete in 2012.
PRODUCTION AREA: Uco Valley, in Mendoza. ELEVATION OF THE VINEYARDS: 3,280 feet. HARVEST TIME: Last week of March, first of April. TYPE OF MACERATION: Pre-fermentation cold maceration. TOTAL TIME OF MACERATION: 15 days. TEMPERATURE OF FERMENTATION: Between 79-82°. FTIME IN OAK: 50% spends 8 months in oak. TYPE OF OAK: 50% French – 50% American (20% new, 80% 2nd and 3rd use). ALCOHOL: 13.5 % by volume. RESIDUAL SUGAR: 2.4 g/l. PH: 3.72
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