Media Luna Vineyards (lot 12) is located in the majestic Uco Valley (or Valle de Uco), Mendoza Argentina, on the eastern side of the Andes Mountains. This 4 acre vineyard has 3.5 acres planted with Malbec vines and includes ½ acre that is unplanted and exclusively grandfathered in for water rights for a building (home or winery) or it provides a great opportunity for planting additional vines. The vineyard includes, Israeli drip irrigation and produces an average of 3.5 tons per acre for ultra premium wines.
Media Luna is in the Tunuyàn and Los Chacayes sub-region of the Uco Valley and sits at an altitude of 1100m / (3600 ft). Located at a latitude of 33°S, the area's elevated vineyard sites benefit from high daytime temperatures combined with cooler nights. This allows the grapes to produce balanced sugars and acidity.
Soils throughout the Uco Valley are alluvial and fairly uniform: a clay and rock base with a stony, sandy surface.These free-draining soils are excellent for quality viticulture, as they stress the vines, leading to decreased vigor and lower yields. In turn this leads to wines with a higher concentration of flavor.
Media Luna was one of the earliest vineyards purchased in 2007 and planted in 2008 as part of the The Vines of Mendoza project that includes private vineyard estates, wineries, a world-class, five star rated resort and Francis Mallman’s Siete Fuegos restaurant.
The vineyard can be turnkey with the Vines of Mendoza services or for independent production. As desired, The Vines of Mendoza project provides all vineyard growth and management services as well as winemaking and export services. The current vineyard owners have worked with the award-winning winemaking team of Santiago Achával and Pablo Martorell. We would be honored to tell you more about this incredible property. Website: http://www.medialunavineyards.com/ Contact: Nicole DeMeo nicole @ nicoledemeo.com or 415 533 2599.