Matias Riccitelli is the son of renowned winemaker Jorge Riccitelli (Bodegas Norton). Using the experience, knowledge and passion passed down from his father, Matias decided to set up his very own winery in 2009. His vineyards cover 20 hectares located in three selected sites within the premium growing region of Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza.
This is a young and dynamic project in which Matias is seeking to express the full potential of Argentine terroir.
The grapes come from the Vista Flores vineyard located in the Uco Valley. The soil in Agrelo is generally sandy loam with a deeper layer of gravelly stone, made up from eroded, mineral-rich material from the slopes of the Andes. This soil has exceptional drainage. The wines that result from these grapes are ﬁrmly structured, with great complexity. In Vista Flores, sandy clay, rock and silty loam are all found throughout the region, providing a well-drained base for the wine.
Deleaﬁng and green picking is performed in January. Harvesting takes place from the second week to the end of April. Harvesting is performed manually in small trays of 20kg, in order to preserve the quality of the grapes. Meticulous double sorting is performed by hand, prior to viniﬁcation to ensure the selection of the best grapes.