Domaine Al Este
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Domaine Al Este is a 290 hectares terroir located in Medanos, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. Developed by Al Este, it was the result of a careful analysis and screening of land in this new terroir that was particularly apt for the growth of vineyards dedicated to the production of premium wines.
The Medanos terroir, that had traditionally been dedicated to garlic and pastures, has striking similarities to Bordeaux, France in terms of its soil, weather conditions and proximity to the sea. More recently, the idea of starting a wine project in Medanos got reignited as a result of a trip to France which provided renewed confidence in the terroirs potential.
The Medanos terroir has proven itself. In its first submission to a wine contest with wine produced from young vines, Al Este has been awarded a Silver Medal in the 2009 Decanter World Wine Awards, the world's largets wine contest celebrated in London. Al Este's award winning wine is recommended by Decanter in sixth position as one of the top chardonnays in 2009
Medanos is the only Argentine terroir dedicated to production of premium wines with oceanic influence.
The vineyards are located at 39 degrees latitude south, where the Patagonia and Pampa converge, approximately 40 km from the Atlantic Ocean.
Topography: Flatland with meadows (medanos)
Soil type: Sandy over a calcareous plate
Weather: Oceanic influence, with a windy Spring
Rainfall: 500mm per year
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