In 2001, Alta Vista became the first Argentinean winery to produce single vineyard wines. Alta Vista developed its Terroir Management® system for wine growing and winemaking, wherein grapes grown in distinctive sites express the true characteristics of each vineyard through distinctive wines. The vineyard was planted in 1999 in Valle De Uco, with deep soils of sandy texture, consisting mainly of rocks.

94 Points
2018 vintage
93 Points
2018 vintage
Harvest Note
Grapes from all the parcels were hand-picked during the first fifteen days of April, carried to the winery in boxes to prevent them from breaking, and refrigerated (50°F) for 24 hours. Grape sorting was done by hand at the sorting table, then destemmed, and the juice was gravity fed into small concrete tanks. Spontaneously fermented by the native yeasts of our terroir. During fermentation, regular punch-downs and pump-overs are done to improve aroma, color and tannin extraction from the skin to the juice. Vatting lasted 28 days. Pomace was separated from the new wine using a vertical basket press. Malolactic fermentation occurred spontaneously in tanks.
Tasting Note
Intense and wild, like the terroir it comes from. On the nose, aroma of red fruit such as blueberries and blackberries, and tropical notes, reminiscent of guava jam. In the mouth, powerful, broad with a refreshing acidity. Aging notes of fresh butter and vanilla on the palate.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Malbec
PH: 3.55
ACIDITY: 6.5 g/l
ABV: 15%
AGING: 100% of the wine is aged in French oak barrels for 12 months (2/3 of the barrels are new, and 1/3 are second use barrels).
Unique Selling Points
  • First Argentinean winery to produce single vineyard wines
  • 100% Malbec from Albaneve Vineyard
  • Hand-picked and sorted grapes

About the Grape

Well-made Malbec is a dark, perfumed wine with rich, blackberry and damson plum fruit, aromas of violets and tobacco, and ripe, juicy tannins. In France, may be mineral, structured and austere.
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