Alta Vista Estate Cabernet Franc comes from high elevation vineyards in the Uco Valley. This cooler microclimate provides fresh acidity and firm tannins that support the beautiful aromatics in this wine.
The season experienced low amounts of rainfall, with some instances of frost and hail. Winter was cool and dry and summer experienced high temperatures.
Intense ruby-red color, with aromas of bay leaf, plum, cherry, and cinnamon. Silky ripe fruit, fresh acidity and fine knit tannins carry throughout the finish. Incredibly complex, Privada drinks more like a Bordeaux than an average Malbec.
Pair with grilled meats and vegetables, herb-rubbed chicken, or sharp, nutty cheeses.
GRAPES: 100% Cabernet Franc
ACIDITY: 6.19 g/l
AGING: 50% aged in a mix of new and used French oak barrels for 12 months, followed by 4 months in bottle before release
Unique Selling Points
Low yields of 1 bottle per vine
100% Estate Grown
Uco Valley vineyards give freshness and structure
Moderate oak use expresses unique terroir
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.