Alta Vista’s Vive Malbec exhibits the true character of its grape variety. Fresh and intense, this wine’s aromas and flavors provide an excellent introduction to the fresh, fruit forward characteristics and overall quality of wines from Argentina.
After a manual harvest, grains are carefully separated from the stalks by a crusher and carried to stainless steel tanks. Alcoholic fermentation is done with select yeast for 7 days and regular pump overs take place at a temperature between 79 - 82 degrees Fahrenheit. Maceration is extended for 10 days.
Intense red fruit aromas, specifically plum, with hints of vanilla and a subtle trace of coffee. Young, bright and explosive in the mouth. To be served 59 to 61 degrees Fahrenheit.
GRAPES: 100% Malbec
ACIDITY: 5.35 g/l
AGING: 25% of the wine is aged in French oak barrels for 6 months
Unique Selling Points
Perfect introduction to the best of Argentina
All grapes are hand-harvested
Fruit-forward and approachable
Made for everyday consumption
Alta Vista's Terroir Expression Winemakers® became the first in Argentina to produce single vineyard Malbec wines, each representing the unique characteristics of their high elevation, estate vineyards.