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Date Printed: 12/26/2014
Altocedro Ano Cero Tempranillo 2011
Altocedro Ano Cero Tempranillo 2011
(search item no. 118007)
International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 12/26/2014: $21.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Altocedro Ano Cero Tempranillo is a La Consulta-terroir driven Tempranillo that is fresh, fruit-forward, and easy-to-drink.
My Notes:

About Altocedro:

The winery of Altocedro is located in the growing region of La Consulta, Valle de Uco, Mendoza. This is one of the premier Argentine growing zones. Limited production with sustainable growing practices make the Altocedro wines a cult-type wine in Argentina. Winemaker Karim Mussi Saffie focuses on producing terroir-driven wines.

All harvesting, sorting, and crushing are done in individual batches by hand using no machinery in the process. The vines range up to 70 years of age, with only 1,600 plants per acre, and strict harvesting of only 1.2 kg of grapes per vine. The extract is done with a gravity flow system developed at the winery over 100 years ago.