The fruit comes from Altura Maxima, one of the highest vineyards in the world, which is located in the northern part of the Calchaquí Valley at 3,111 metres above sea level. The north westerly facing slope means the vineyard receives lots of sunlight which aids ripening. Warm days and cool nights (a difference of around 25°C) ensure the fruit develops wonderful aromatic intensity and retains good levels of acidity. The soils are alluvial, with sand and a high percentage of gravel. The semi-arid desert climate means the vineyard receives much more sun and much less UV protection, which results in very thicked skinned grapes.
Powerfully aromatic and intense, the wine is beautifully textured and full of dark black fruits, cherries, blackberries and spices, with a long, opulent finish.