Alta Vista Malbec Terroir Selection 2017 750ml

size
750ml
country
Argentina
region
Cuyo
appellation
Mendoza
92
WA
92
JS
Additional vintages
92
WA
Rated 92 by Wine Advocate
The 2017 Terroir Selection Malbec blends grapes from their vineyards in different subzones of Mendoza. 2017 was a classical dry and warm Mendoza year with low yields after some frost. All Malbec, 65% of the grapes come from the Albaneve vineyard (Campo de los Andes, Valle de Uco), 15% come from the Azamor vineyard (Las Compuertas, Luján de Cuyo), 12% from the Alizarine vineyard (Las Compuertas, Luján de Cuyo) and 8% from the Temis vineyard (El Cepillo, Valle de Uco). The blend fermented in concrete vats and matured in new, second and third use French oak barrels for 12 months. It's varietal and floral, with contained ripeness. It also has elegance with power and a round palate with polish. ... More details
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Alta Vista Malbec Terroir Selection 2017 750ml

SKU 841212
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Professional Ratings
92
WA
92
JS
92
WA
Rated 92 by Wine Advocate
The 2017 Terroir Selection Malbec blends grapes from their vineyards in different subzones of Mendoza. 2017 was a classical dry and warm Mendoza year with low yields after some frost. All Malbec, 65% of the grapes come from the Albaneve vineyard (Campo de los Andes, Valle de Uco), 15% come from the Azamor vineyard (Las Compuertas, Luján de Cuyo), 12% from the Alizarine vineyard (Las Compuertas, Luján de Cuyo) and 8% from the Temis vineyard (El Cepillo, Valle de Uco). The blend fermented in concrete vats and matured in new, second and third use French oak barrels for 12 months. It's varietal and floral, with contained ripeness. It also has elegance with power and a round palate with polish.
92
JS
Rated 92 by James Suckling
A delicious, silky red with aromas and flavors of blackberries and black tea with slate. Medium-bodied, firm and pretty. Drink now.
Product Details
size
750ml
country
Argentina
region
Cuyo
appellation
Mendoza
Additional vintages
Overview
Rated 92 - The 2017 Terroir Selection Malbec blends grapes from their vineyards in different subzones of Mendoza. 2017 was a classical dry and warm Mendoza year with low yields after some frost. All Malbec, 65% of the grapes come from the Albaneve vineyard (Campo de los Andes, Valle de Uco), 15% come from the Azamor vineyard (Las Compuertas, Luján de Cuyo), 12% from the Alizarine vineyard (Las Compuertas, Luján de Cuyo) and 8% from the Temis vineyard (El Cepillo, Valle de Uco). The blend fermented in concrete vats and matured in new, second and third use French oak barrels for 12 months. It's varietal and floral, with contained ripeness. It also has elegance with power and a round palate with polish.
green grapes

Varietal: Malbec

In recent years, the Malbec single variety wines coming out of many New World countries have been gaining a lot of attention as a result of their fantastic plummy flavors, and strong, full-bodied nature. However, Malbec grape varietals have been cultivated for centuries in many Old World countries for these very characteristics, and they have long had a strong presence in some of the best blended wines ever produced by leading wineries. Their high tannin level and heavy juiciness means they are ideal for big, powerful full-bodied wines packing a strong fruit-forward punch on the palate, and their beautiful deep red color has long been admired and upheld as a mark of quality. The Malbec grapes are probably at their best when blended with other, mellower and more rounded grape varietals, such as a Merlot, as this allows their best features and their fruity flavor to shine, whilst being softened somewhat and made lighter and more drinkable.
barrel

Region: Cuyo

Undoubtedly the most important viticultural region of the country of Argentina is Cuyo, the arid and red-soiled area within central-west Argentina which produces over eighty percent of the nation's wine each year. Cuyo represents the finest aspects of Argentinian wine making, with wineries in the region celebrating their traditions which stretch back to the sacramental wines first introduced to the country by Spanish settlers hundreds of years ago. As with much of Argentina, Cuyo is most famous for the production of Malbec wines, with Malbec grapes thriving prodigiously in the hot climate of the region, reaching full ripeness in ways they rarely could in their native France, and producing wines of exceptional flavor and quality. The Desaguadero River is the key water source in this otherwise dry and dusty region, and successful irrigation projects have helped bring water to even the driest vineyards within Cuyo.
fields

Country: Argentina

Anyone who has been the Mendoza area of Argentina may be surprised to find that this is one of the primary wine regions of the country, now comfortably sitting as the fifth largest producer of wine in the world. The Mendoza is an incredibly dry and arid desert, which receives as little as two hundred millimeters of rainfall per year, and supports very little life at all. We can thank the ancient technologies of the Huarpes Indians for Argentina's current booming wine trade, as they managed to irrigate the region by digging channels from the Mendoza river, thus creating an area which had enough access to water with which to grow vines. Not only this, but the grape which Argentina primarily uses for their wines – Malbec – actually flourishes in such conditions, as it is less likely to suffer from the rot it so often finds in the considerably damper regions of Europe it has its origins in. Such expertise and foresight has resulted in Argentina being able to produce high quality wines of both red and white types, with Malbec, Bonarda and Cabernet Sauvignon dominating the vineyards for red wines, and Torrontés, Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc making up for most of the white wine produced there.
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green grapes

Varietal: Malbec

In recent years, the Malbec single variety wines coming out of many New World countries have been gaining a lot of attention as a result of their fantastic plummy flavors, and strong, full-bodied nature. However, Malbec grape varietals have been cultivated for centuries in many Old World countries for these very characteristics, and they have long had a strong presence in some of the best blended wines ever produced by leading wineries. Their high tannin level and heavy juiciness means they are ideal for big, powerful full-bodied wines packing a strong fruit-forward punch on the palate, and their beautiful deep red color has long been admired and upheld as a mark of quality. The Malbec grapes are probably at their best when blended with other, mellower and more rounded grape varietals, such as a Merlot, as this allows their best features and their fruity flavor to shine, whilst being softened somewhat and made lighter and more drinkable.
barrel

Region: Cuyo

Undoubtedly the most important viticultural region of the country of Argentina is Cuyo, the arid and red-soiled area within central-west Argentina which produces over eighty percent of the nation's wine each year. Cuyo represents the finest aspects of Argentinian wine making, with wineries in the region celebrating their traditions which stretch back to the sacramental wines first introduced to the country by Spanish settlers hundreds of years ago. As with much of Argentina, Cuyo is most famous for the production of Malbec wines, with Malbec grapes thriving prodigiously in the hot climate of the region, reaching full ripeness in ways they rarely could in their native France, and producing wines of exceptional flavor and quality. The Desaguadero River is the key water source in this otherwise dry and dusty region, and successful irrigation projects have helped bring water to even the driest vineyards within Cuyo.
fields

Country: Argentina

Anyone who has been the Mendoza area of Argentina may be surprised to find that this is one of the primary wine regions of the country, now comfortably sitting as the fifth largest producer of wine in the world. The Mendoza is an incredibly dry and arid desert, which receives as little as two hundred millimeters of rainfall per year, and supports very little life at all. We can thank the ancient technologies of the Huarpes Indians for Argentina's current booming wine trade, as they managed to irrigate the region by digging channels from the Mendoza river, thus creating an area which had enough access to water with which to grow vines. Not only this, but the grape which Argentina primarily uses for their wines – Malbec – actually flourishes in such conditions, as it is less likely to suffer from the rot it so often finds in the considerably damper regions of Europe it has its origins in. Such expertise and foresight has resulted in Argentina being able to produce high quality wines of both red and white types, with Malbec, Bonarda and Cabernet Sauvignon dominating the vineyards for red wines, and Torrontés, Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc making up for most of the white wine produced there.