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Altocedro Old Vine Reserve Malbec is one of the great Malbecs from La Consulta in the Uco Valley, Mendoza made by leading wine-maker Karim Mussi. Produced from old vines and matured in French oak giving a rich, intense, concentrated wine yet balanced and complex.
The Altocedro Reserva is a complex and developed wine, geared towards the experienced consumer who enjoys full-bodied wines. The grapes come from older vineyards (65+ years) and 100% of the wine is aged fifteen months in new French oak barrels to obtain an intense concentration of color, aromas and fruit flavors. Drink immediately or age up to ten years.
Winery: “Everything we do at Altocedro – everything our hands touch – is driven by terroir. We make wine that speaks distinctly of the place where it originates, which only makes sense since Altocedro wines are crafted in the finest winegrowing region in Argentina. La Consulta, in the Mendoza wine country, is blessed with the extraordinary advantages characteristic of the area, including high altitudes in the Andean foothills, excellent sun exposure with moderate temperatures, and pristine mountain water for irrigation. A long history of winemaking distinguishes La Consulta from the rest of the province, both in terms of the expertise concentrated here and the preponderance of old vines. This prized fruit has long been recognized as the highest quality in the country.
Close, careful interaction with the fruit continues in the Altocedro winery. Winemaker and proprietor Karim Mussi Saffie stays in contact with the wine daily, observing and learning from each lot as it evolves towards its fullest expression of place. It’s an artisan approach steeped in tradition, uncomplicated good sense and respect for the fruit and the land. We listen for – and amplify – the way varietal and clone express themselves on a piece of land, bringing to the fore the rewarding elements of each distinct terroir.”
Producer Website: altocedro.com.ar
Region: Uco Valley, Mendoza