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San Javier, Rio Negro, Patagonia, Argentina
“Wapisa” is the indigenous Patagonian word for “whale.” Not only do whales frequent the nearby coast of our vineyards, but a local legend talks of a Wapisa that actually lived on land. Our wines, like the Wapisa, are an expression not just of their soils but of the nearby ocean as well.
Located in San Javier, Rio Negro, Patagonia, Argentina, Wapisa is just 25 miles from the Atlantic ocean and is the only winery that exists in this unique coastal terroir. Our vineyard “Finca Los Acantilados” is an estate that stands out for its lime clay soils, good acidity and little organic matter. The terroir is complemented by the outstanding thermal amplitude, highlighted by cool maritime breezes that sweep over the vineyards at night, leading to balanced and fruity wines with a touch of salinity and a delicate varietal expression. As Master of Wine Tim Atkin stated, this is “the new Argentina.”
FERMENTATION: Cold pre-maceration takes place at 0ºC for 5 days
to extract color and aromas. Fermented in stainless steel tanks for
approximately 8 days at 26ºC. 100% malolactic fermentation.
COLOR: Bright red with intense violet tints
TASTING NOTES: Aromas of fruits such as black plums and blackberries stand out. the aging in oak provides spicy and chocolate aromas.
The palate is complex and tasty with ripe tannins and a balanced
Vino del Sol’s wineries are all estate-grown, sustainably-farmed, and family-owned.
SUSTAINABLY FARMED 100%
HARVEST METHOD By Hand
AGING 8 months in oak barrels
TOTAL PRODUCTION 5,000
RESIDUAL SUGAR 2.0 g/L
ACIDITY TA of 5.40 g/L, pH of 3.77