Alto 2009

Alta Vista

Alto 2009

Region: Argentina / Mendoza
Grapes: 80% Malbec 20% Cabernet Sauvignon

Alta Vista’s iconic wine, represents the benchmark among Argentine wines, crafted from the highest quality grapes from small vineyard parcels with low yields. Hand-picked grapes go through a double selection process on a sorting table. Alto is vinified in small, epoxy-lined concrete tanks which allow a gentle, precise vinification and extraction of polyphenols to produce an elegant wine. It is aged 14 months in new French oak barrels and at least 12 months in bottle.

95 Points

Wine Advocate

2009 vintage
95 Points

jamessuckling.com

2009 vintage
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harvest note

In Mendoza, 2009 was a dry vintage with excellent thermal amplitude. The 2009’s vintage was characterized by fresh fruit aromas, and fine, structured tannins which provide great aging potential.

tasting note

Deep ruby red color. Complex aromas of black fruit, spices and chocolate remembrances. The palate is elegant and open, with silky tannins and a long and intense finish.

food pairing

As with any great wine, Alto will show at its best when served with the finest foods that are simply prepared. A filet mignon or Chateaubriand grilled medium-rare are perfect, as are lechazo, roast suckling baby lamb or grilled chuletas de cordero, lamb chops.

technical data

GRAPES: 80% Malbec 20% Cabernet Sauvignon
APPELLATION: Mendoza
PH: 3.55
ACIDITY: 7.01 g/l
ABV: 15.8%
AGING: Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon age separately during 14 months in new French Oak barrels.
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 2.76

points of distinction

  • Produced from highest quality, selected grapes, only in the best vintages
  • For Alto, yields are a minuscule 0.5 bottles per vine
  • Since '02 vintage, major wine publications have never rated Alto below 92 pts.
  • Made in very limited production
  • about the grape +
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Alta Vista's Terroir Expression Winemakers® became the first in Argentina to produce single vineyard Malbec wines, each representing the unique characteristics of their high elevation, estate vineyards.


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