Located above 3,000 feet elevation in Luján de Cuyo, this distinctive vineyard is characterized by drastic diurnal temperature differences and an almost non-existent risk of frost. The climate is arid; the deep soil is clay loam, with boulders 12 feet below the surface. Irrigation is traditional, with water from the Andes Mountains and from a well. The Serenade Vineyard’s ungrafted vines were planted in 1935. They are trained using the simple Guyot system. The old vines produce mid-sized bunches of grapes with exceptional acidity, tannins and persistent flavors in the mouth.

94 Points
2020 vintage
92 Points
Wine Spectator
2020 vintage
Harvest Note
The 2020 season experienced low amounts of rainfall, with some instances of frost and hail. Winter was cool and dry and summer experienced high temperatures.
Tasting Note
Fruit forward with notes of plum and blackcurrant. Aromas of vanilla and butter, followed by hints of star anise. It is harmonious, lush, and full-bodied with ample red fruit character and refined lingering tannins.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Malbec
PH: 3.64
ACIDITY: 7.1 g/l
ABV: 15%
AGING: 100% of the wine is aged in French oak barrels for 12 months (2/3 are new barrels and 1/3 are second use barrels)
Unique Selling Points
  • In 2001, Alta Vista was first winery in Argentina to produce single vineyard wines
  • Serenade Vineyard is ungrafted, and planted in 1935
  • Yields are low: just 1 bottle per vine

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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