When in the mid 1880s Pascual Toso set out towards Argentina from its home town, Canale D’Alba, in Piamonte, Italy, he could not have imagined that he would become the founder of a winery, which is today one of the oldest and most prestigious wineries in Argentina.
When he arrived in Argentina, he settled in Mendoza. As he had been closely involved in the development of his family wine business in Piedmont, he promptly saw the promising future for winemaking in the region and decided to use his expertise. Thus, in 1890, Pascual Toso established his first winery.
At the beginning of the 20th century, he decided to expand his business and acquired vineyards in Maipú. At his estate “Las Barrancas”, he built another winery, “Las Barrancas” (small Canyon) which is dedicated to producing and growing the finest grapes.
The most important is our passion for the wines and the quality we try to achieve. Since 1890, Bodegas y Viñedos Pascual Toso has become one of the most exciting and promising Argentine wineries.
Las Barrancas is in a stunning location with premium quality soils, ideal climate and environment, located in Mendoza, in the district of Maipu within the Mendoza River highland. In the area, at around 750 meters above sea level, more than 400 hectares belong to Pascual Toso.
It is a heterogeneous terroir, an uneven piece of land going down 7 meters, where stretch soils with bare rock in which grapes stand up with all its quality, to deeper soils with green coverage.
Las Barrancas possess excellent conditions for climatic agriculture, with warm days and fresh nights, low humidity relative and high heatstroke what is translated in vineyards with excellent quality of fruits and sanity. The water for irrigation comes from the snow of the Andes mountain trough the main River of the county, “Mendoza River”. Organic matter is very scarce due to the quick decomposition it goes through because rains are not heavy and there is intensive cultural activity. Although the soils are of similar origin, various textures may be found in small areas.
Don Aparo rode his bicycle 14km every day to his beloved vineyard. He put the vineyards to bed every night, and was often seen walkingwith his lantern through the vines on an evening. This wine shows all the fruit aromas and characteristics that make this grape so popular.
Colourful and lightly perfumed with big, juicy blackberry flavours, and overtones of plum and black cherry. This wine is made for drinking young when the intensity of the fruit flavours is at its best.
When in the mid 1880s Pascual Toso set out towards Argentina from its home town, Canale D’Alba, in Piamonte, Italy, he could not have imagined that he would become the founder of a winery, which is today one of the oldest and most prestigious wineries in Argentina. Since the winery was founded in 1890, Bodegas y Vińedos Pascual Toso has become one of the most exciting and promising Argentine wineries and remains faithful to its principles: Tradition, Authenticity and Innovation. In 2001, the Bodega hired renowned winemaking consultant Paul Hobbs for a new high quality wine project working closely with chief winemaker Rolando Luppino on the development of premium and super-premium wines.
40% matured in American oak barrels for eight months.
Ripe fruits on the nose with aromas of plums and quince and a touch of elegant oak. Blackberry and liquorice fruit on the palate lead onto a rich and long finish with smoky accents of vanilla and lingering oak.