When the Peiro family purchased Bodega Antigal in Maipú, Mendoza’s “cradle of wine,” the defunct nineteenth-century winery was almost in ruins. Nearly a decade later, the colonial façade of the historic building housed a state-of-the-art facility whose gravity-flow platform system allows for a largely “hands off” approach to winemaking. In completing the multi-million dollar remodeling, the world-renowned architectural firm of Bormida & Yanzón achieved the very best in high-tech functionality while respecting the original appearance of a historically important landmark.
To retain the character and flavors of the hand- selected grape clusters, gentle treatment at our winery is critical. The facility, outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment imported from France and Italy, operates on a gravity-flow system that eliminates the need for forceful pumps and crushers.
Antigal’s ultra-gentle winemaking and delivery process include:
*Cluster chilling to 42°F for 24 hours to prevent oxidation.
*Labor-Intensive cluster-sorting before de-stemming.
*Berry-sorting on vibration tables before maceration and fermentation
*Capture of free-run and (occasionally) first press juice only
*Barrel-aging in temperature- and humidity- controlled cellars when applicable
*Filtration with dual modular lenticular followed by bottling at Fimer filling capacity of 1,500 liters per hour
*Bottle washing, drying and capsuling (OMAR) followed by ETICAP labeling at 2,500 bottles an hour
*Bottle-aging in temperature- and humidity- controlled cellars.
*Transportation to markets in the United States of America, Europe, Asia and Latin America.