The winery is located in the heart of Uco Valley, Mendoza, which is known to be the main wine region in Argentina and in Latin America. The winery altitude ranges from 900 to 1,200 meters (around 0.7 miles) above sea level. The average temperature is 14o C degree (57o F degree). It significantly varies between daytime and nighttime.
The winery beneficiates from ideal climatic and geographic factors such as the high altitude, the rich alluvial soil, limited irrigation and over 250 sunny days per year. All these factors allow the best conditions for the fruit maturation and concentration.
This results in rich colors, intense aromas and strong textures.
A world-renowned winemaker, Marcelo Pelleriti has done vintages for the Péré-Vergé family, who own vineyards and Chateux in France —Château Montviel, Château La Gravière, Château Le Gay and Château La Violette in Pomerol— and Argentina —Monteviejo in Mendoza—, since 2001.
His life is a tale of two countries, as he splits his time in France and Argentina, trying to achieve winemaking excellence in both. His efforts have been rewarded, and rightfully so. He has fulfilled dreams many a winemaker pursues, such as achieving a 100-point rating by Parker. Yet, his passion for wines is a relentless pursuit that led him to embark on his own personal project, Marcelo Pelleriti Wines, in 2007. In this project, Marcelo set out to revalue the terroirs that marked the beginning of his career.
Today, Marcelo remembers childhood days on a farm where he and his grandfather would tread grapes to make homemade wine. He has come a long way since then, yet he has never forgotten the farms that gave birth to his dream of making wine. So after becoming an acclaimed winemaker, he decided to return to his origin: the place where he made his first wine back in 1994, a 110-year-old farm he owns in La Consulta, Valle de Uco, in the province of Mendoza (Argentina), and express the value of that terroir.
Along our lives, we are often allured by the charm of professional success and walk our life paths seeking external approval and validation. But a time comes when we realize that we need to look inwards to find our greatest worth. This insight led Marcelo Pelleriti to start up his personal project. Determined to share his interpretation of his native terroir with the world and inspired by the qualities of the wines that had left a mark on him along the way, he tapped on the terroir that had seen him take his early steps in his professional career to create these signature wines.