Located at 1050 m.a.s.l. in La Consulta, Uco Valley, on the southern banks of the Tunuyán River, the vineyard is surrounded by old chestnut trees that lend a particular charm to the small vineyard that has existed since 1925. The vineyard has 5,2 hectares of Malbec on native rootstock. These vines are not threatened by the phylloxera because the vineyard is flood irrigated, with snowmelt waters from the mountain, thus preventing the survival of the insect in the vineyard soils.
Due to the unique and identifiable character of its wine, Altamira Estate captured the admiration of Roberto Cipresso, our winemaker. The vineyard age and its high density planting (6.500 plants per hectare), assures very low yields, less than 400 grams/plant.