Carlos Pulenta, one of the great innovative minds of the Argentinian wine industry, built Bodega Vistalba in 2002. The winery was fashioned after the Bordeaux chateaux model, with the aim of creating sophisticated blends with incredible ageing potential. The winery is the only one permitted to use the name of the region, Vistalba - meaning 'view of the dawn' in Spanish - in its name. Vistalba lies at the edge of Mendoza and is notable for its mountainous terroir; it benefits from higher elevation than surrounding regions, with increased sunlight.
Following the heritage of his ancestors and traditional styles of winemaking, Carlos Pulenta developed his own way of blending wines, taking advice from oenologists and those well-acquainted with the region. Grapes are harvested manually, and when off the vine are placed in a cooling tunnel. Fermentation takes place in concrete tanks, designed by Carlos himself, that are temperature-controlled via computer - allowing thermal inertia and micro-oxygenation.