Finca Sophenia, Gualtallary, Mendoza, Argentina
Size of vineyards
German Masera and Matias Michelini
The history/story of the vineyard
Finca Sophenia is an argentine winery recognized as one of the top quality wine producers from Argentina. To achieve its goals, Roberto Luka, its founder and conductor, chose Gualtallary; one of the most prestigious regions in Argentina. The result was rewarding and the wines have already been praised by wine writers in Europe, America and Asia. The wines started to sell worldwide in 2004 and are currently available in 25 countries.
The wine making team is led by Lic. Germán Masera and winemaker Matías Michelini. The vineyard site consists of sandy and rocky soil with excellent natural drainage. An area of the vineyard has been reserved for the Malbec plants raised in Mendoza: low-productivity clones that were chosen for their aromatic properties, and whose stalks come from the most representative vineyards of this unique region, where the Malbec finds its clearest expression. The irrigation water comes from the Andes’ thaw. The system that distributes it was structured to obtain small berries and a low production per hectare. This helps to produce wines of great complexity and high fruit concentration - that age well.
Roberto Luka, inspirer of Finca SOPHENIA, holds a recognized background in the wine world. He was Managing Director of one of the main wine exporter companies of his country and President of Wines of Argentina. In 1997, he founded Finca SOPHENIA naming it this way after the names of his partner´s daughter, Sophia and his own daughter, Eugenia.