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.

86 Points
Wine Spectator
2021 vintage
89 Points
Wine Enthusiast
2021 vintage
Harvest Note
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.
Tasting Note
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.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Malbec
PH: 3.65
ACIDITY: 5.35 g/l
ABV: 13.5%
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
  • Great value

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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