Altar Uco Tinto Edad Media 2016 750ml

size
750ml
country
Argentina
region
Cuyo
appellation
Mendoza
subappellation
Uco Valley
WA
93
VM
91
WA
93
Rated 93 by Wine Advocate
The 2016 Tinto Edad Media is a blend of 40% Malbec, 30% Cabernet Franc, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot from Gualtallary. The wine matured in 500-liter French oak barrels for 12 months, followed by a further 12 months in a concrete amphorae. This has a very herbal and spicy nose and perfectly integrated oak. The palate is austere with chalky tannins and none of the creamy feelings that I found in the 2015. 5,500 bottles were filled in May 2018. ... More details
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Altar Uco Tinto Edad Media 2016 750ml

SKU 830227
$39.10
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WA
93
VM
91
WA
93
Rated 93 by Wine Advocate
The 2016 Tinto Edad Media is a blend of 40% Malbec, 30% Cabernet Franc, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot from Gualtallary. The wine matured in 500-liter French oak barrels for 12 months, followed by a further 12 months in a concrete amphorae. This has a very herbal and spicy nose and perfectly integrated oak. The palate is austere with chalky tannins and none of the creamy feelings that I found in the 2015. 5,500 bottles were filled in May 2018.
VM
91
Rated 91 by Vinous Media
Bright, full ruby. Alluring high-pitched perfume of blackberry and violet. Wonderfully juicy and light on its feet, with a black-peppery tang and brisk acidity to its penetrating flavors of blackberry, violet and salty soil-driven minerality. Very 2016 in style, and with a pH under 3.5, this does not taste or feel like an Argentine wine. It needs more time in bottle to gain in weight and sweetness but has everything it needs to evolve slowly and gracefully. (made in concrete and aged for a year in 500-liter oak barrels, 30% new, then another year in concrete)
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size
750ml
country
Argentina
region
Cuyo
appellation
Mendoza
subappellation
Uco Valley
Overview
Rated 93 - The 2016 Tinto Edad Media is a blend of 40% Malbec, 30% Cabernet Franc, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot from Gualtallary. The wine matured in 500-liter French oak barrels for 12 months, followed by a further 12 months in a concrete amphorae. This has a very herbal and spicy nose and perfectly integrated oak. The palate is austere with chalky tannins and none of the creamy feelings that I found in the 2015. 5,500 bottles were filled in May 2018.
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Region: Cuyo

The historic mountainous region of Cuyo in central-west Argentina, remains the nation's key wine producing area to this day, producing over eighty percent of the country's wines. Argentinian wines have gone from strength to strength over the past few decades, and it is undoubtedly the region of Cuyo which produces Argentina's most characterful and representative wines. Cuyo's dry and arid soil, rich in iron and other minerals has proven to be an ideal environment for the cultivation of Malbec grapes, alongside several other varietals which thrive in the hot climate and reach full ripeness each autumn, expressing their fruit-forward character. The vineyards of Cuyo are fed by the great Desaguadero River and its tributaries, helped by the extensive irrigation projects which have been undertaken over the past century.
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Country: Argentina

In the dry, arid deserts of Argentina, wineries and winemakers are focusing their efforts on producing high quality wines for the world market. By experimenting with both traditional and modern methods and technologies, they have found great success with a wide variety of grapes well suited to the conditions of the country, particularly Malbec, Bonarda and Cabernet Sauvignon. Over the past decade, Argentinian wineries have continued to aim high, and this has led to a range of new wines using grape varietals not typically associated with the country. The cooler regions of Argentina are seeing more vineyards being planted with Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir varietals, something that is beginning to produce fantastic results, which are at once representative of the country's wines - with all their fruity and bold character - but are also pushing the boundaries of what we expect from a New World country.
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Region: Cuyo

The historic mountainous region of Cuyo in central-west Argentina, remains the nation's key wine producing area to this day, producing over eighty percent of the country's wines. Argentinian wines have gone from strength to strength over the past few decades, and it is undoubtedly the region of Cuyo which produces Argentina's most characterful and representative wines. Cuyo's dry and arid soil, rich in iron and other minerals has proven to be an ideal environment for the cultivation of Malbec grapes, alongside several other varietals which thrive in the hot climate and reach full ripeness each autumn, expressing their fruit-forward character. The vineyards of Cuyo are fed by the great Desaguadero River and its tributaries, helped by the extensive irrigation projects which have been undertaken over the past century.
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Country: Argentina

In the dry, arid deserts of Argentina, wineries and winemakers are focusing their efforts on producing high quality wines for the world market. By experimenting with both traditional and modern methods and technologies, they have found great success with a wide variety of grapes well suited to the conditions of the country, particularly Malbec, Bonarda and Cabernet Sauvignon. Over the past decade, Argentinian wineries have continued to aim high, and this has led to a range of new wines using grape varietals not typically associated with the country. The cooler regions of Argentina are seeing more vineyards being planted with Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir varietals, something that is beginning to produce fantastic results, which are at once representative of the country's wines - with all their fruity and bold character - but are also pushing the boundaries of what we expect from a New World country.