Altura Pinot Noir 2019


Bodega Norton

Altura Pinot Noir 2019

Region: Argentina / Mendoza / Valle de Uco
Grapes: 100% Pinot Noir

AVAILABLE MARKETS: California, New York

Altura means altitude, height above sea level, a combination of daytime solar intensity and atmospheric pressure. Altura was inspired by the connection between soil and elevation and microclimate in a special vineyard located in Uco Valley in Mendoza. This Pinot Noir is sourced from the high-altitude Gualtallary Vineyard in the heart of the Uco Valley.

90 Points

2019 vintage
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harvest note

The 2019 vintage will go down as one of the best vintages of the decade with red wines showing outstanding quality. In general, the wines of the vintage should be classified as very good to excellent quality. After a notably cool and dry spring, the cool temperatures and dry conditions continued throughout the growing season, allowing the grapes to hang on the vine and ripen 1-3 weeks longer than normal. This prolonged growing season allowed the grapes to ripen slowly and evenly, with the cool temperatures and dry conditions producing lower yields. The result was a great balance between aromatic expression and concentration of color and tannins. The wines display elegance and balance with fresh acidity and superb aging potential.

tasting note

This delicate Pinot Noir displays a slight ruby red color, granted by its youth, as well as details of a violet bouquet mixed with elegant scents of cherries. The sweet tannins are a prelude to its typicity and elegant expression of Pinot Noir's varietal character.

food pairing

Pairs well with a wide variety of pasta and poultry dishes, as well as roasted vegetables and firm cheeses.

technical data

GRAPES: 100% Pinot Noir
PH: 3.35
ACIDITY: 5.85 g/l
ABV: 13.9%
AGING: Wine is aged for 6 months in concrete tanks followed by 3 months of bottle aging.

points of distinction

  • Sourced from some of Bodega Norton's high altitude Gualtallary vineyards.
  • A unique high-altitude expression of Pinot Noir from the heart of the Uco Valley.
  • Grapes are hand-picked and sorted prior to vinification.
  • Fermented in concrete tanks to allow the varietal character to show in the wine.
  • Grown in complex soils featuring sandy, calcareous, and alluvial components.
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Founded in 1895, Bodega Norton is one of the most awarded Argentinean wine brands in the U.S. with more than 150 international wine awards to date. Bodega Norton combines a modern, state-of-the-art facility with rich heritage and old world charm.

– David Bonomi, Chief Winemaker

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