ARGENTINA | UCO VALLEY | HUENTALA WINES
ABOUT HUENTALA WINES
Founded in 2002 by Julio Camsen, Huentala expands across more than 230 hectares of vineyard land in Gualtallari, one of Uco Valley’s most coveted hillside viticultural areas at over 4,500 feet from sea level with sandy, stony and chalky soils. “Huentala” is an aboriginal name that pays homage to the first indigenous tribes to farm Mendoza’s soils. Julio Camsen is a self-made entrepreneur in the hospitality industry who’s passionate about wine, history and classy “sombreros” among many other things.
ABOUT GUALTALLARÍ, UCO VALLEY
In this sub-region of the Uco Valley, altitudes range from 2,600 ft in the east to 4,000 ft in the west. Altitude is one of the most important components of the terroir. During the day, vineyards warm up in intense sunlight, then in the evening and through the night are cooled by westerly winds from the mountains. This diurnal temperature variation contributes to the structure and balance of the wines, extends the growing season and lets the grapes develop phenolic ripeness while retaining acidity. Deep, alluvial soils consist of a clay and rock base with a stony, sandy surface.