Alta Vista Alto 2009

Malbec from Argentina, South America

$95.00
Item No. 118337
  • red wine
  • RP95
  • WS93
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

Shows complex black fruit aromas, with spice and chocolate notes. The flavors are concentrated, yet elegant and expressive, with silky tannins and a long, intense finish.

As with any great wine, Alto will show at its best when served with the finest foods that are simply prepared. A filet mignon or Chateaubriand grilled medium-rare are perfect, as are lechazo, roast suckling baby lamb or grilled chuletas de cordero, lamb chops.

Critical Acclaim

"The flagship 2009 Alto is a blend of 80% Malbec and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon aged separately in new French oak for 22 months prior to blending. This purple effort displays a superb nose of toasty oak, mineral, exotic spices, and wild berries. Ripe, savory, concentrated, and impeccably balanced, this seamless wine will benefit from 5-6 years of cellaring and offer prime drinking from 2016 to 2029, if not longer."
95 Points

"This is a dark, ambitious red, displaying layered flavors of crushed plum, cassis and boysenberry, framed by judicious toasty oak, smoke and espresso notes and silky tannins through the long finish. For fans of the powerful style. Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2015."
93 Points

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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