VALLISTO
Viejas Blancas

Viejas Blancas

We are searching for a new interpretation of the Calchaquí Valleys. Our goal is for the vineyard to act as a vector expressing the character of the land, without winemaking techniques masking the true essence of the location. This wine is what one would  least expect of a wine from Salta, and at the same time, one which eloquently speaks about its terroir. 

 

 

Decomposed granite. The vines are more than 70 years old, and hence the name Viejas Blancas: old whites.As most old vineyards in the Cafayate Valley, the vines were trained to high espaliers and are furrow irrigated.

Direct pressing into 500-litre barrels, where the juice fermented with indigenous yeasts. The juice was protected at all times and kept cool with dry ice. Average winemaking temperature of 20°C.  No nutrients were added. No acidity correction. As this is such a delicate wine, it was decided not to filter or stabilize it.