La Consulta, Mendoza, Argentina
Adelante is sourced from a single, sustainably farmed vineyard named Don Eugenio located in La Consulta, Valle de Uco, Argentina. La Consulta is one of the coolest and highest elevation regions within Mendoza, resulting in higher acidity, freshness, spice and complexity.
Don Eugenio vineyard is at an elevation of 3,000 feet and has soil composed of alluvial sand and clay on top of a deep strata of river rock. This vineyard was originally planted in 1946 and the current average age of the vines is 75 years old.
The fruit is hand harvested in the vineyard. After the fruit was cold soaked for three days, it underwent native yeast fermentation, followed by natural malolactic fermentation. No SO2 was added until the malolactic fermentation was completed. Then 25% was aged in new French oak, 25% in old French oak, and the rest remained in tank to preserve freshness.