Going Beyond Terroir...
Magna Montis means “Big Mountain” in Latin, referring to The Andes, the largest Continental Range in the world and home of our wines.
In Argentina altitude is one of our trademarks, however, Magna Montis values the importance of each of the players in the Ecosystem as well, meaning that our interpretation of the place will give a unique style to our wines.
Our philosophy is to make the wines we consider that show a place in particular vintage, making a yearly challenge without loosing the joy.
We are fascinated with the fact that each year is a new opportunity to show different expression of the same place.
Our wines are thought and made by our interpretation of the entire Ecosystem where we are based.
That means, many variables play its part and no matter how much or not they modify each other, they deffinitely do.
An Ecosystem is formed by the addition of every aspect that plays a roll at an specific enviroment.
Mostly alluvial, river beds and patches of limestone. The main high quality areas or IG’s have in common that they are on colluvial soils, which means in general, good drainage and deep soils.
Uco Valley vineyards are planted between around 1.000 to 1.700 m.a.s.l. The contrast of high sun exposure during the days, dry winds and cool nights, results in a wide temperature range. This condition is highly appreciated to produce well balanced and refined wines.
With The Andes acting as a protection from the rainfalls (200ml a year), dry hot summers and cold winters, being the base for the decisions we take in viticulture.
IRRIGATION & PRECISION
Melting water from the Andes, no population, no pollution, just straight from the Andes to our vines.
Due to the Irrigation control, we maximize the care of the water, a very limited resource.
LOW USE OF PESTICIDES
With the dry condition of the Uco valley and fresh winds coming from North, South and East, we ensure a natural healthy environment to avoid deseases
Some of the factors that define most our ecosystem are HIGH ALTITUDE, MOUNTAIN INFLUENCE, ALLUVIAL SOILS, PURITY OF THE WATER and CONTINENTAL CLIMATE.
We believe all these mentioned factors make the place we’ve chosen a suitable environment for high quality winemaking.
Winemaking & Philosophy
LOW INTERVENTIONNATURAL WINES is nowadays a very common term used in the wine industry, however sometimes in an irresponsible way, we´d rather use the term LOW INTERVENTION to describe the way we make wines, in a way to reflect the Environment around us. We are not utopical, we intervent as low as possible.
MANUAL HARVESTWe believe a machine can´t look at each vine, each bunch and interpretate the care they need, human being do. Vines works for us 360, 24×7, they need our care. We also give importance to ”whole bunch” technic as well.
SPONTANEOUS FERMENTATIONWe only use native yeasts, and let them do the job when they believe they are ready.
NO MAKEUPWe want our wines to be as naked as possible, expressing the place where they come from, we also add whole bunch in a big proportion couse we believe they play an important role when it comes to mirroring the site.
PASSIONWe have worked in big wineries, we consult wineries, so we know what it feels like rushing to obtain results to satisfy markets. Making wine is a lifestyle for us, we enjoy it, we respect the environment, we produce the wines we like. Selling is just a consecuence of being really us.
A Malbec that represents what Uco Valley puts in a glass of Wine.
Quality fruit, well balanced, easy, drinkable with good concentration of color and aromas and overall fresh, a wine that invites to drink.
Juicy, with notes of red fruit like plum or cherry, between fresh and jammy, some subtle violet notes typical of malbecs from some cooler sub-regions of Uco Valley.
Savoury, soft tannins and well balanced, fresh.
A Malbec made from different parcels, moderate extractions to reach volume and structure without loosing elegance. We use around 20% of whole bunch in fermentation.
Although Tupungato is a zone charaterized by altitude and low fertile soils, can also be very diverse, giving different profiles depending on the place where they come from.
A nose full of fruit like plum and cherries, flowers like violet and a touch of mineral notes like wet stones.
Very juicy, with a nice grip, layers given by the profile of the soil, big tension in the middle of the mouth, crunchy fruit and a long elegant finish.
“Tintas” means ”red grapes” in Spanish.
It´s a blend made of Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. This composition varies depending on the characteristics of each year.
Soft piseage for delicated extraction of aromas and color.
Red and black fruit like plum and black cherry, with hints of balsamic and some subtle minty fresh notes in the aftertaste given by Cab. Franc. Long finish.
This Chardonnay expresses the diversity of a terroir differentiated by the passage of the river. Different soil profiles expressed in a wine.
Alluvial, sandy loam, loose with granite presence of the dragging material left by the river’s slope.
Aged in concret eggs and 6 months in oak barrel.
A complex Chardonnay, some white tea and quince aromas, racy, iodized and mineral character, saline and very fresh with subtle notes of oak.
Machinte is the name of one of the first Funds of Uco Valley, they where the firsts to work these desertic lands in the XVII century.
The vineyards are located in “Agua Amarga” area of Tupungato department, Uco Valley, with aluvial soils, specifically on a riverbank, with loam and sand, with presence of loose gravel and volcanic stones on the surface as well as in depth.
Aged 12 months in concret eggs and oak.
Red and dark fruit like cherry, with hints of violet and graphite. An austere wine in the nose but very complex in the mouth.
A wine of textures, in the mouth is fleshy, tense, with a soft attack but an electric vibrance in the middle of the mouth.
With elegant and long lasting finish.