Experience – Atamisque – Valle de Uco, Mendoza, Argentina.
- Address: Calle La Gloria 2054, San Jose, Tupungato, 5561 Mendoza, Argentina (Google Maps)
- Hours: Monday – Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
- How to Arrive: By car
- Distance from Mendoza: 67.4 km / 41.8 miles
- Atamisque Website
- Email: [email protected]
- Phone Number: +54 261 699 1136
- Ideal Month(s): October – May
The property Atamisque sits on originally spanned more than 19,000 hectares (46,950 acres) and was divided at the end of the 20th century. The estancia passed through several owners, until the Frenchman John Du Monceau acquired the property. John fell in love with the land and the beautiful views of the Andes mountains and decided to settle down in Uco Valley with his wife, Chantal, whose grandfather had been a winemaker in the French region of Beaujolais. This prompted Chantal to support the idea of building a winery on the property. Thus, Bodega Atamisque, was born, inspired by the name the land once possessed. The first harvest was proudly achieved in March 2007.
The winery, which has a capacity of 1,000,000 liters, was conceived according the law of gravity, so that the elaboration process would have a cadence in its successive steps without needing to use pumps. The architectural design was entrusted to the prestigious firm Bormida & Yanzón. They incorporated ingenuous ideas such as the flagstone roof of San Juan, inspired by customs of the mountainous region of the French and Italian Alps – A true innovation for a winery at an international level. The elaboration area is equipped with the best technology: small stainless steel tanks and Bucher Vaslin’s pneumatic presses. The aging is done in superior barrels made of French oak from the well-known woods of Vosges, Allier and Nevers.
Atamisque focused on five wines:
- Assemblage – The flagship wine of Bodega Atamisque. The word “Assemblage” means “Blend” in French. 50% of Malbec, 25% of Cabernet Sauvignon and 18% of Merlot and 7% of Petit Verdot.
- Chardonnay – 100% Chardonnay. From San Jose, Tupungato, Uco Valley. 100 % of the wine is fermented and aged in new French oak barrels.
- Malbec – Made with grapes from a 100 year-old vineyard of La Consulta (Uco Valley).
- Cabernet Sauvignon – Made with grapes from the Uco Valley, located between 1,100 and 1,300 m.a.s.l.
- Petit Verdot – Made with grapes from San Jose, Tupungato, located at 1,300 m.a.s.l.