Alta Vista Alto 2005

Malbec from Argentina, South America

$67.99
Item No. 97572
  • red wine
  • WS94
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Winemaker's Notes

"Totally packed, with warm fig cake, raspberry ganache, black licorice snap and pure, dark cocoa notes that power across the palate yet stay fresh and riveting thanks to fine-grained tannins and well-embedded acidity. Has a long, authoritative finish. This winery has quietly been getting better and better. Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2009 through 2015." 94 Points,
Wine Spectator

Learn About Alta Vista

Founded in 1997 and owned by the d'Aulan family, former owners of the Piper-Heidsieck Champagne house, Alta Vista is guided by the philosophy of expressing the best terroirs of Argentina and highlighting the typical Argentine varieties: Malbec and Torrontes. The winemaking team's system of terroir management led Alta Vista to produce the very first single-vineyard Malbecs in...

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Learn About Argentina

(ahr-jen-TEE-nah) Now fifth in the world for wine production, Argentina is catching up in the quality wine sector. A long time wine producer, Argentina used to make wine in order to drink it, not export it. And so the wines produced were quaffable and rustic and made for the local's everyday dinner. Yet it's hard not to get caught up in the wine market of the world and some...

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Learn About Malbec

Malbec(MAHL-beck) Angel of Argentina Originally a common grape in Bordeaux, Malbec adds only a small percentage to the blends there. It has, however, found another region in which to flourish -the bourgeoning wine region of Argentina. In fact, Argentinians have adopted Malbec as their national grape! Notable Facts Malbec is used in small amounts in...

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