Great wines are produced in unique places. Alta Vista’s 516 acres of estate vineyards are situated in the best terroirs of Mendoza, at a minimum of 3,200 feet above sea level. Each vineyard receives expert treatment tailored to each individual grape variety via specific methods called Terroir Management®. The wine undergoes long pre- and post-fermentation macerations, to extract optimal aromas and color, and to enhance the volume and quality of the tannins. Half the wine is aged for 12 months in 100% French oak barrels, followed by an additional 4 months aging in bottle prior to release from the winery.

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2020 vintage
Harvest Note
Grapes are harvested once they are fully ripe with a perfect balance between sugar and acidity, great skin and seed tannins. Clusters are destemmed and fermentation vats are filled with the vintage: grape must, skin and berries. A percentage of the wine goes through a pre fermentation cold maceration in order to extract fresh fruit aromas while the rest is fermented at higher temperatures to get body and structure.
Tasting Note
Intense red with purple hues. Fresh berries and cherry aromas, with a hint of violet. Delicate notes of wood.on the nose. To be served at between 61-65 degrees Fahrenheit. Can be cellared for up to 7 years.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Malbec
APPELLATION: Mendoza
PH: 3.65
ACIDITY: 5.75 g/l
ABV: 14%
AGING: Half the wine is aged for 12 months in 100% French oak barrels, followed by an additional 4 months aging in bottle prior to release from the winery.
Unique Selling Points
  • 100% Estate Grown
  • Grapes come from Luján de Cuyo and Uco Valley in Mendoza
  • Each vineyard receives Terroir Management® treatments
  • Low yields of only 1.5 bottles per vine
  • Extended aging in oak gives the wine more structure

About the Grape

Malbec
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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