The Fäsi Estate Syrah Vineyard, “Vineyard 2000” aka “V2K”, was named for the year it was planted. Located along the banks of the San Joaquin River in Madera County, the vineyard was developed according to the most advanced technology available with the assistance of Fresno State University, Viticulture Department.
Being along the river, the 42 acre vineyard has Class I soils, very sandy in nature with slight slopes. It is farmed organically certified by CCOF and over 50% of the crop is thinned out so that yields of between 4-7 tons per acre are reached which results in intense flavors. “Deficit Irrigation” is applied to build even stronger character to the grapes. The superb micro-climate we find along the river, with night temperatures in excess of 10º below surrounding areas, provides for the perfect environment for our Syrah grapes to evolve.
Our Estate Vineyard, located on the grounds of our winery, was planted to Petite Sirah, Charbono, and Cabernet Franc grapes in 2012 and 2015. Our Petite Sirah was planted on a 110R root stock and the Charbono was planted on 1103P root stock. Our foothill location consists of granite soil and also has a unique breeze that cools the vineyard every evening.
Everything we do at FÄSI ARGENTINA —everything our hands touch—is driven by an individual concept for each label. We make wine that speaks distinctly of the place where it originates. Which only makes sense, since FÄSI ARGENTINA wines are crafted in the finest wine grape growing region in Argentina. Uco Valley, in the Mendoza wine country, is blessed with the extraordinary advantages characteristic of the area, including high altitudes in the Andean Foothills, excellent sun exposure with moderate temperatures, and pristine mountain water for irrigation. Farmed sustainably, the vineyards are made up of the original root stocks. Natural fertilizer is created by combining winter cover crops and pressed grape skins. The rows are mowed rather than sprayed for weeds and the vines are harvested by hand. Close, careful interaction with the fruit continues in the FÄSI ARGENTINA winery. Harvested clusters are kept intact from the sorting table to the press to ensure varietal purity. For more information on our FÄSI ARGENTINA wines, please visit http://argentina.fasiestatewinery.com/.
The grapes of FÄSI ARGENTINA’s white wine is grown in the very north region of Argentina, Cafayate, Salta, which is located at an astonishing altitude of 5,700 feet. The desert climate combined with the significant elevation, provides for the ideal environment to grow an amazingly fruitful, yet dry, Torrontés wine.
The grapes of FÄSI ARGENTINA’s red wines are all grown in the premier wine growing region of Mendoza – La Consulta, Uco Valley. The vineyard is located at an altitude of 3,300 feet, about 65 miles to the south of the state capital. These grapes produce a wonderfully elegant yet powerful character exploding with dark fruit aromas and intensely satisfying flavors for each of our red wines.