The property was acquired by a Frenchman, John Du Monceau, who fell in love with this rural property in the beautiful Uco Valley and decided to settle there. His wife, Chantal, had a winemaker grandfather in Burgundy in France, suggested the idea of building a winery on the site, and thus "Bodega Atamisque" was born, which had its first harvest in March 2007. John and Chantal run the operation today and have also diversified the land use to include golf, fishing and a restaurant.
All of their wines come from vineyards that the Bodegas owns, and they even have enough grapes left over to sell to a few other small wineries nearby. They work to exalt the original virtues of these vineyards by reducing yields in order to achieve high varietal typicality. The district of San José, Tupungato, is one of the best in Mendoza, where the combination of sunny days and cool nights required for perfect concentration of colours, aromas, soft tannins comes together to produce beautiful wines. This particular wine is made with grapes from vineyards located in Tupungato, at 1,300 meters above sea level.
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