Particularities of the “Pie Franco”:
This 10 years old vineyard is planted with a variety of malbec not grafted, we have chosen a particular vine plant: it is the “Gualtallary masal selection” these certified plants of Argentinean clonal malbec come from the research and selection of old malbec prefiloxera vineyards carried out by the Mercier nursery. The vineyard is planted in PIE FRANCO system, with 5000 plants per hectare.
It is also managed without pesticides or agrochemicals. The limited yields that our winery imposes on its vineyards, thanks to the practice of careful pruning, allow the selected grapes to retain a high concentration of tannins and to display particularly generous aromas of red fruits and spices.
Harvesting is manual and irrigation is sustainable, in addition to drip irrigation – water from the thawing of the Cordillera – we carry out permanent monitoring (analysis with sensors of the absorption capacity of the soil, measurement of wind erosion and other parameters – more than 30 – monitored by satellite) to adapt the frequency of irrigation to the specific needs of these plants which, because they are not grafted, require greater care.