PRISTINE AND UNPOLUTED
It’s a real challenge to produce good
quality wines working under the
region’s extreme weather conditions.
The risk of late frost, the threat of the Zonda (strong warm winds) blowing during bud-break, hot days and rain falling during the beginning
of the harvest season make vineyard
management the key factor to producing
high quality wines at Valle de la Puerta.
Our Premium Extra Virgin olive oil is
composed of a blend of our finest varieties.
The Arbequina gives the blend intense
aromas of fruit, the Picual provides
freshness and spice while the Barnea
adds a touch of sweetness to the blend.
Finally, a little bit of Frantoio is added
to enhance the outstanding features of the
rest of the varieties.
The Diaguita People
Our vineyards lie on land that hundreds of years ago was inhabited by the indigenous people of La Rioja, Argentina, The Diaguitas.
They worshipped the sun, thunder and lightning. It was the Incas who gave them the name Diaguita, that translates to “hill-people”.
The lack of rain, a constant everyday problem for the Diaguitas, is one of the key factors to producing the high quality wines that originate from this barren desert valley.
To honour the Diaguita heritage and culture we have adopted some of their symbols to represent our wines.
The Diaguitas believed the Condor was the closest creature to divinity and was considered a messenger of the spirits.
The puma in their culture, which we use in our logo and for the La Puerta labels, represents the supreme earthly being for its wisdom, strength and intelligence.