1999 Alta Vista Alto, Mendoza
|Producer:||Alta Vista [Alto]|
|Origin:||Argentina, Cuyo, Mendoza|
|Appellation:||Lujan de Cuyo|
|Date tasted:||14 January 2004|
|Price when tasted:||£29.95 (1998)|
The flagship wine from Alta Vista, this is 80% Malbec and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon from 60-year-old vines at over 1,000 metres. A long maceration, 18 months in new French oak, bottled without fining or filtration, the deep ruby colour belies the tightness o
Deep ruby colour belies the tightness of the Malbec which, despite great depth of ripeness, turns out a very serious wine for long ageing. Would make an interesting comparison with the very best wines from Cahors.