La Mascota Vineyards

The vineyards lie at the foot of the Andes Mountains, barely a thousand meters away from the Mendoza River. The vines receive fresh breezes descending from the mountains and blowing along the river, all of which contributes to the generation of wide temperature ranges. The soil is predominantly alluvial, with a clay-loam surface, and rock is found at a depth of 60 cm (23.4 in). And so it is that Finca La Mascota finds itself set in perfect surroundings, and one the most renowned and prestigious wine-growing regions in Mendoza.

 The vineyards cover 100 hectares of land, 97 of which are implanted with grapes. The main varieties produced are Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Shiraz among the reds; and Chardonnay among the whites. The oldest wine is a Cabernet Sauvignon lot which was planted 41 years ago. The average age of the vineyards is 30 years, ranging from the 5 year-old new blocks to the oldest ones planted in the 70’s.

The wines of Mascota Vineyards reveal to the world
the premium attributes of an ideal grape growing region.

District: Cruz de Piedra
Total soil depth: 1 meter
Region: Maipú – Mendoza.
Average temperature in March 18.8° C
Altitude: 850 meters above sea level
Temperature range in March:13.6° C
Soil:sandy-clay loam on a layer
of rock
Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Syrah y Chardonnay, among others

Cruz de Piedra is part of the traditional "Primera Zona", a premium winemaking area located in Mendoza, Argentina. It is this region which saw the rise of the prestigious brands that have been historically recognized as the best exponents of Argentina's wine industry.