The winery was built in the
year 2002 on a family farm in the heart of Vistalba (Luján de Cuyo). The
achitecture style is "Criollo" or Argentine native style. This blends
perfectly into the classic Mendoza terroir.
This is where Carlos Pulenta developed his personal undertaking of
blending wines involving members of his family, advisors, enologists,
and a highly-esteemed group of people who knew his land well.
The lodge of Posada Vistalba is part of this winery farm.
was built in the year 2002 on a family farm in the heart of Vistalba
(Luján de Cuyo). The architecture style is "Criollo" or argentine native
style. This blends perfectly into the classic Mendoza terroir. Following
the heritage of his ancestors and the traditional winemaking that the
first italian and spanish inmigrants brought to Argentina, this is where
Carlos Pulenta developed his personal undertaking of blending wines
involving members of his family, advisors, enologists, and a
highly-esteemed group of people who knew his land well.
Grapes are harvested manually and when off the vine their temperature is
reduced in a cooling tunnel. Stems and berries are selected twice. These
grapes, are gently placed in a concrete fermentation tanks, where, after
three to four days of cold maceration, fermentation begins. The winery
has been designed in such a way that the whole winemaking process is
gravity induced without the use of pumps. The concrete fermentation
tanks where designed by Carlos Pulenta himself. Inside the tank walls
there are water pipes that can circulate cold or hot water (radiant heat
or cold concept). The temperature of the water is computer-cotrolled.
The main adventages of this system are thermal inertia and micro
oxygenation. Two french wooden abrrels are used of the best selected
grapes destined to blend. Afeter being bottled, the wines rest in an
underground cellar which constitutes the heart of the winery itself.
Wines rest there in french oak casks in a temperature controlled room
with a temperature of 58ºf and 80% relative humidity; ideal conditiones
At the heart of Vistalba, Carlos Pulenta developed his personal project
of blending grapes. At the foot of the Cordon del Plata, 58 hectares of
vines (57 years old) and a density of 5500 vines per hectare, are the
living frame of the Winery, La Posada, The Lounge and The Bourgongne
Finca y Bodega Vistalba, of
Carlos Pulenta, produces wines of excellent quality, with our variety
Malbec as icon.
Tomero: These wines come from the Finca "Los Alamos" in the Uco Valley.
Its 400 hectares of pythons bilateral cordon trellises produce varieties
such as Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Semillon, Malbec, Petit Verdot,
Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Viognier.
• Tomero Classic: Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Torrontes.
• Tomero Reserva: Petit Verdot, Pinot Noir, Semillon.
• Tomero Gran Reserva: Malbec.
Vistalba: Corte A, Corte B, Corte C.
Progenie: A sparkling wine made with the methods of the Champagne region
in France. It is grown on yeast for 24 months and then perform them
Corte V: Olive Oil.
If you choose to stay at our
Inn "La Posada" you will have a chance to discover the spirit of our
winery and our people, and to experience the winemaking process from its
beginning. You will be able to walk among the vineyards, to learn about
the different varieties, and to follow the process from the arrival of
the grapes at the winery until the bottling of the wine.
If you are visiting us for pleasure, you will be able to walk among the
vineyards and taste our wines in the company of our winerie´s enologist.