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Project

Masi Tupungato is the name of Masi’s winemaking project in the Mendoza region of Argentina, located in the Tupungato valley at the foot of the eponymous volcano. Here Masi has found the perfect climatic and cultural conditions to host the grapes and oenological techniques of the Venetian regions, particularly Appassimento, in which Masi has a recognised expertise. Masi has also exported its philosophy of care and respect for the environment to Argentina, creating a completely eco-sustainable company.

"Argentinean Nature, Venetian Style” is the phrase than sums up the philosophy of the project.

Products

Corbec, Passo Doble and Passo Blanco are the eclectic and cosmopolitan wines produced on the Masi Tupungato estates, encapsulating the philosophy of the project: Argentinean Nature – generosity, strength and exuberance – meets Venetian Style – attractiveness and elegance with a ready cordiality. After years of organic cultivation the wines can now be bottled with the official organic trademark.

An eco-sustainable oasis

The Masi Tupungato vineyards are found in a particularly suitable area for viticulture that is also especially in native flora and fauna. In respect of this unique environment Masi has developed an eco-sustainability project for the area, practising organic agriculture and maintaining an oasis of biodiversity with the protection of 11 cerros (small hills) where numerous species of native animals have their home and where a botanical garden has been created to protect many local species of plants.
The 140 hectares of vineyards that make up this eco-sustainable oasis are planted with native grapes, Malbec and Torrontés, alongside Corvina and Pinot Grigio grapes imported from the Venetian regions. Thanks to the favourable climate, the typical Appassimento method used with grapes from the Valpolicella region is also used here.

Visiting the estate

The Masi Tupungato estate is open to wine experts and enthusiasts, and provides a unique tour for Argentina, including:

  • the vineyards: organically farmed and planted with the Argentinean grapes Malbec and Torrontés alongside Corvina and Pinot Grigio from the Venetian regions;
  • the botanic gardens: an oasis of biodiversity for the protection of numerous local species;
  • the drying loft for appassimento: where the grapes are laid out on “arele” or bamboo racks to dry, as practised in the Valpolicella region;
  • the vinification cellars: built with references to typical Venetian farmhouses, but married with the rural architectural style of the New World;
  • the barrel cellars: where the wines age in an area whose humidity is regulated by an attractive water feature;
  • the Casa Corvina: with its “foresteria” or guest-house for the reception of visitors and spaces dedicated to the culture and appreciation of gastronomic traditions.


Open from Wednesday to Saturday, by appointment only on Sunday.

Opening hours: four visits per day, at 10am, 12am, 2pm and 4pm.

Tour programmes: visit to the estate plus tasting of 3 Masi Tupungato wines; visit to the estate plus tasting of 3 Masi Tupungato wines and accompanying cheeses.

Further information and bookings: tel. 0261 156539573, e-mail: info@masitupungato.com