The vineyards of Salta, to the north of Mendoza, are the highest altitude vineyards in Argentina and a lovely amazing, amazing white wine area. The winery Cinco Tierras was started by notable businessman Rubén Banfi.
The farm is located near Mendoza, at the foot of the Cordón del Plata, and its vineyards, are in Salta located between 950 and 1,030 metres above sea level. Rubén Banfi dedicated himself only to viticulture up to 2010, when he began to make wine with his own grapes in third-party wineries, and only from 2013 began the construction of his own winery, with the most modern technology, under the advice of Michel Rolland and the oenological supervision of Gabriela Celeste.
The Cinco Tierras vines are all of good vine age. Banfi uses neutral transformations, fermenting the wines in tanks and the Sauvignon and Semillon have got a little bit of bottle age on them. Cinco Tierras is a really nice example of a subtle, europeanesque winery in the new Argentine.