Viña Alicia’s vineyards enjoy a Mediterranean climate: warm during the sunny summer days and cool at night. The grapes have a long ripening season so they develop an intense colour and a rich fruity aroma. There is a unique irrigation system, using the melt waters from the Los Andes mountain range and the vines are only watered when they actually need it. Soil tests are carried out every 4-5 years to check balance and richness. Each vine is allowed to produce just 1 to 3 bunches of grapes which makes for a fabulous concentration of flavours, minerals and colour. This wine producer, with over 25 years’ experience, also experiments with some unusual plantings which aren’t normally found in Mendoza: Carignan, Alberiño and Nebbiolo. Definitely a winemaker to watch.