From the clayey soils of Finca El Alto in Ugarteche (Luján de Cuyo), we chose the poorest profiles, which result from the combination of pebbles, gravel and clay, to plant our Doña Paula Estate Cabernet Sauvignon in 1998. The yield is between 7 to 9 tonnes per hectare (around 2.83 and 3.65 tonnes per acre) and drip irrigation is used. This estate is located at 1,050 meters (almost 3,445 ft) above sea level and the climate in this area typically presents warm days and cool nights, with an average temperature variation of 14°C (57.2°F) and an average annual rainfall of 200 mm (7.87 in). The trellis system used is espalier. At Doña Paula, our vineyards have always been managed using sustainable agriculture practices.