Alta Vista Grande Reserve Malbec Terroir Selection 2005
Alta Vista has long been a pioneer in developing terroir expression. They were the first winery in Argentina to produce and compare single vineyard wines coming exclusively from unique and different Malbec vines all planted in 2001.
Deep violet in color with aromas of spice, ripe fruit and animal notes. Rich and full-bodied on the palate with an elegant presence, soft tannins and a long finish.
This wine will continue to age beautifully for 5–8 years.
Most distinguished and celebrated from Argentina’s Mendoza, Malbec has seen runaway success since the early 2000s. Mendoza’s agreeable, continental climate with hot, dry summers and cold snowy winters allows the perfect conditions for growing outstanding Malbec. This grape is easy to like for its lusty, deep flavors and aromas of blackberry, plum, red cherry, autumn spice and tilled earth. It’s easy to find delicious, fruit-driven, affordable everyday examples and in prices beyond, quite exceptional ones with dense, supple textures that make them capable of aging.