The research and development area was founded in 2009, following our arrival in the uco valley. It was created to analyze and assess all stages of production, from the vineyard to the winery.
From the beginning, we have worked on classifying the many subregions in the Uco Valley and its diverse soil types. We optimize all practices in the vineyards such as irrigation times, the use of different wine training systems, the grape varieties that adapt the best, the styles of wines that can be made, and the optimal harvest times.
One of the main goals has been to preserve all the features and diversity of each region and vineyard in the wines. For this reason, it was very important to create vessels that allowed us to make wine with as little intervention as possible and do so in a sustainable way.
Today our winery only uses epoxy-free concrete vessels in tapered and amphora shapes.
The research and development area has become a seedbed where the winery’s young professionals acquire and refine tools that make it possible for them to develop quality products using sustainable practices.
Sebastián Zuccardi works with a team of young professionals that carries out various activities in the vineyard and the winery, with the goal of making wines that are built around the identity of the terroir.
Since joining us in 2009, she has worked on foundational concepts for the design and construction of the winery. Since the 2014 harvest, she has been the head enologist for this project as well as the research and development area.
MARTIN DI STÉFANO
Martín joined the winery in 2010 as the head agricultural engineer for the Uco Valley vineyards, after graduating with honors from the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo. Passionate about soils, he runs tests in the vineyards with the idea of respecting the identity of each soil.