Considered the heart of winemaking in Argentina, Mendoza has the confluence of extreme characteristics that create distinct flavors in its fruit. Towered by the snow-capped Andes Mountains and rooted in poor alluvial soils, the grapes develop an intensity of color and flavors alongside soft, plush tannins. The Merlot grapes were sourced from various subregions within Mendoza, including the Uco Valley, Agrelo and Lujan de Cuyo.
Grapes for our Merlot were hand harvested in the cool hours of day and brought to the winery, where they were placed in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures. For maximum extraction of flavors and aromas, the wine was pumped-over daily, keeping the skins and juice in constant contact. The wine was aged in partial French oak for approximately 12 months, imparting structure and sweet baking spices to the final wine.
The history of Nieto Senetiner dates back to 1888, when a group of Italian immigrants founded the winery and planted the first vineyards in Vistalba, Lujan de Cuyo, in the Province of Mendoza. The winery was managed by different families during the first decades of the past century; hence the architectural style of the Italian countryside that still remains today.
In the year 1969, the winery was acquired by the family Nieto Senetiner, who expanded the premises starting a new period f growth. In the year 1998 the winery became part of the Group Molinos Rio de la Plata. The winery is consolidated as a leader among wines and sparkling wines, from medium quality to high-end wines. The company is entirely committed to the highest quality and wine making standards, which are sustained by an ongoing plan of investments in new estates and technology.