Don Cristóbal 1492 was established in 1998 and started its own wine production with the 2001 harvest. It is run by Argentinian Eduardo Lapania with his son Cristobal as CEO and the backing of Belgian family Vandenbalack.
Don Cristobal’s four vineyards are located around Mendoza City; the winery is just 39km to the south of the city. The winery itself is very high tech with modern temperature control facilities, built in 2008 and is located in the El Remanso vineyard at Ugarteche, just off National Route 40. The cellar has a capacity of 2,200,000 litres including epoxy-coated concrete tanks, stainless steel tanks and French and American oak barrels. The estate totals about 200 hectares of which 143 ha are planted with vines over four sites: Finca La Niña; Finca La Pinta; Finca El Remanso; and Finca La Santa Maria. All harvesting is still done by hand
A classic youthful & exuberant Argentinian malbec with all the character you would expect, bright cherry & deeper plum notes are instantly on show, with a super smooth mouth feel & weighty body La Nina is a proper Mendoza Malbec, perfect along side a juicy burger or a plate full of empanadas!