Patagonia is our essence, with all its vastness of extreme horizons, harsh climates and strong winds. It is the end of the world, land of dinosaurs, glaciers, lakes, mountains, desert… and it is also the wine.
Location and Climate:
The Humberto Canale Winery is located at 39.2 degrees south latitude, in the Argentine Patagonia, in the upper valley of the Negro River.
Region with a special climate, in which are alternating very cold nights and days of intense sunshine, with great thermal amplitude, especially during the twenty days before the harvest. In addition the constant winds make the vine generate a defense system thickening the skin, which produces a higher concentration in the wines and more color. These factors make up an ideal factor for the cultivation of varieties.
Humberto Canale Winery: Coordinates: 39 ° 04 ‘ 05.17 ‘ ‘s · 67 ° 38 ‘ 36.15 ‘ ‘ W
Thanks to the call of Humberto Canale to change the original precarious situation-promoting studies and generating a professional vinous drift-the high Valley acquired category of specific Terroir and recognition in the varieties here cultivated with the unique qualities granted by geographical location and great thermal amplitude.
Merlot and Pinot Noir, have developed in the High Valley unique characteristics, which markedly differentiate the wines of this area from the rest of the country.
The varieties with which wines are produced in this region are: Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc, Million, Torrontés, Viognier and Riesling.
Franc Silto, PH: 7.5 to 8. They are well drained. No pebbles or pebbles on the surface. Occasional presence of stony stands that increase the drainage capacity.
Temperate desert with an annual average temperature of 15 º C. The average annual rainfall is 197.7 mm. The thermal amplitude in the months of preharvest and Harvest is 18 º C, they receive westerly winds, intense, dry and fresh that collaborate in the health of the bunch.
Gravitational, in Rills or Melgas. The water comes from the thawing of the Andes and is of high quality and purity.
In traditional plantations of more than 20 years of age: Conduction Guyot double and in the younger plantations: in Cordón Pitoneado (VSP).