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Date Printed: 12/17/2014
Altocedro Reserva Malbec 2011
Altocedro Reserva Malbec 2011
(search item no. 118989)
boutique wine

Decanter rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 12/17/2014: $32.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The Altocedro Reserva grapes come from very old vineyards (65+ years) and 100% of the wine is aged in French oak barrels for 12 months. This wine is more complex and stronger and is geared towards a more experienced consumer, who is used to drinking full bodied wines.
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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.