Alta Vista’s iconic wine, represents the benchmark among Argentine wines, crafted from the highest quality grapes from small vineyard parcels with low yields. Hand-picked grapes go through a double selection process on a sorting table. Alto is vinified in small, epoxy-lined concrete tanks which allow a gentle, precise vinification and extraction of polyphenols to produce an elegant wine. It is aged 14 months in new French oak barrels and at least 12 months in bottle.

98 Points
2015 vintage
98 Points
2015 vintage
Harvest Note
2015 was an atypical vintage for Mendoza since it suffered sanitary pressure and higher frequency of rain and humidity. The alcohol content in wines is lower than usual and acidity levels are very convenient. The general balance of the wines is good and less ripe than usual. The results demonstrate that the intensity of aromas is above average. The concentration of the wines is on average but the great balance between alcohol and acidity gives a long and fruity finish. The general style appears to be different to 2004 due to the early harvest, which allowed us to conserve good acidity and lower alcohol. Balance seems to be the main descriptor of 2015 vintage.
Tasting Note
The wine is deep ruby in color with complex aromas of black fruits, such as blackberries, spices, and chocolate. On the palate, the wine is elegant with silky tannins and a long intense persistency.
Food Pairing
Best paired with aged beef rib eye steaks, hearty lamb stews, and roasted wild game.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 88% Malbec, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon
PH: 3.58
ACIDITY: 6.8 g/L
ABV: 14.5%
AGING: 14 months
Unique Selling Points
  • Produced from highest quality, selected grapes, only in the best vintages.
  • For Alto, yields are a minuscule 0.5 bottles per vine.
  • Since '02 vintage, major wine publications have never rated Alto below 92 pts.
  • Made in very limited quantities.

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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