Terroir Selection Malbec 2015

Alta Vista

Terroir Selection Malbec 2015

Region: Argentina / Mendoza
Grapes: 100% Malbec

Terroir Selection Malbec is made from a blend of five vineyards in Lujan de Cujo and Valle de Uco, each bringing different characteristics to the wine. Lujan de Cujo contributes elements of ripe, mouth filling fruit that is very long on the palate, while Valle de Uco supplies strength and young, primary fruit aromas and roundness in the mouth. Terroir Selection Malbec is aged in French oak barrels (1/3 new, 1/3 second use, 1/3 third use) for 12 months and an additional six months in bottle.

90 Points

Wine Enthusiast

2015 vintage
91 Points

Ken's Wine Guide.com

2015 vintage
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harvest note

2015 was an atypical vintage for Mendoza since it suffered sanitary pressure and higher frequency of rain and humidity. The alcohol content in wines is lower than usual and acidity levels are very convenient. The general balance of the wines is good and less ripe than usual. The results demonstrate that the intensity of aromas is above average. The concentration of the wines is on average but the great balance between alcohol and acidity gives a long and fruity finish. The general style appears to be different to 2004 due to the early harvest, which allowed us to conserve good acidity and lower alcohol. Balance seems to be the main descriptor of 2015 vintage.

tasting note

Deep violet with aromas reminiscent of spices, fresh ripe fruits and animal scents. In mouth, freshness, openness, soft tannins and long finish dominate.

food pairing

This wine is a great accompaniment to grilled ribeye or NY strip steak, roast fowl, and pork with herbs or Latin spices.

technical data

GRAPES: 100% Malbec
PH: 3.70
ACIDITY: 6.48 g/l
ABV: 14.8%
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 2.42 g/l

points of distinction

  • Blend of best terroirs: Luján de Cuyo adds a ripe, mouth-filling fruit character that's very long on the palate; Valle de Uco gives bold, young primary fruit aromas and roundness in the mouth
  • Low yields of only 1 bottle per vine
  • Average rating 90/91 from major publications since vintage 2002
  • 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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