This vineyard is situated at over 3,000 feet in altitude in Valle de Uco, and the vines are over seventy years old. This light soil is sandy with some silt, is very permeable and has boulders and a broken layer of limestone at a depth of 2.5 feet. Traditional irrigation is fed by water from the Andes Mountains. Temis has the coldest climate of all Alta Vista’s terroirs. Nights are quite cool and days are warm and soft, with constant breezes that help to keep the vines and grapes healthy. The grapes have a slow, gradual cycle of ripeness that is balanced and ideal. Planted in 1942, the selection massale vines are characterized by small clusters with small, compact grapes.

94 Points
2019 vintage
Silver Medal
2019 vintage
Harvest Note
A typical wine vintage of Mendoza, 2019 had moderate temperatures, sunny days, and rare rains. These ideal weather conditions resulted in grapes of exceptional quality and health.
Tasting Note
Exhibits fresh fruit and floral aromas before remarkably round flavors on the palate. With sweet tannins, the wine displays great balance between wine and wood characters and a long finish.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Malbec
PH: 3.5
ACIDITY: 5.9 g/l
ABV: 14.5%
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
  • Temis Vineyard is ungrafted, and planted in 1938
  • Yields are low: just 1 bottle per vine
  • Since '06 vintage, Temis has always scored over 91 pts. from major wine publications

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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