Vineyard - Mendoza - Lujan de Cuyo - Argentina
Our construction began by digging out a huge crater of more than 6000 cubic meters to create cellars which will accommodate up to 2000 barrels. The cellars were then totally buried under tons of earth and highly-insulating pumice stone to assure a constant temperature and humidity ideal for the ageing of our Malbec without the use of air conditioning.
We buy our barrels of French oak from Seguin Moreau and Taransaud; we may introduce some American oak in the future.
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Bodega Enrique Foster - Mendoza - Lujan de Cuyo
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At present, we have two Malbec vineyards located in what is generally acknowledged to be the world's best terrain for the Malbec grape, Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina. Our vineyards sit at an elevation of 3000 feet above sea level on the eastern flank of the Andes, with hot days, cold nights and little rain. The first vineyard, in Carrodilla, where we have built our winery, consists of 30 acres of ungrafted, pre-phylloxera vines planted in 1919 and the second, in Las Compuertas, has 20 acres of less venerable vines planted in 1966.

Malbec is a varietal originating in the Cahors region of southwestern France near Bordeaux where it is also known as Auxerrois or Cot. Malbec is primarily blended into Bordeaux wines to give added color and dimension to Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot but is also produced in Cahors as a varietal, meaning a wine that is at least 80% Malbec. The climate of southwestern France, however, does not allow the Malbec grapes to ripen fully, making it impossible to achieve the soft, rich complexity of the best Argentine Malbecs.

By having vineyards in separate locations we, in common with others in the Mendoza area, lessen the risk of hail storm damage - an annual threat just before harvest in February and March. Some vineyards have installed screen-like netting to deflect the hail but the long-term effects on the grapes of screened sunlight and the increased heat and humidity under the nets are not well understood. We prefer to risk losing some grapes from time to time, as happened in Carrodilla in March 2003.

Complementing the traditional methods of vine care, we have adopted the latest procedures of canopy management and green harvesting to reduce production and thus concentrate the flavors and sweet tannins of our densely planted old Malbec vines (2,200 vines per acre). Following our purchase of the old vineyard, we have more than halved our yield from 11,500 to 4400 lbs per acre vastly improving the quality of our grapes. This effort has been directed by our vineyard manager who holds degrees in both agricultural engineering and enology and has had many years of experience.

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San Martín 5039
Carrodilla, Lujan de Cuyo
5507 Mendoza, Argentina
Phone: 54 261 4961579
Fax: 54 261 4961240
contact@bodegafoster.com

United States
Dreyfus, Ashby & Co.
www.dreyfusashby.com
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Vineyard Name : Bodega Enrique Foster
Vineyard Country : Argentina
Vineyard Region : Mendoza
Vineyard Town : Lujan de Cuyo
Vineyard Owner Name : na
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Bodega Enrique Foster
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San Martin 5039
Mendoza
Lujan de Cuyo
Argentina
Tel : +54 261 4961579
E-mail : contact@bodegafoster.com

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