1999 Alta Vista Alto, Mendoza

Producer: Alta Vista [Alto]
Vintage: 1999
Grape variety: Malbec
Origin: Argentina, Cuyo, Mendoza
Appellation: Lujan de Cuyo
Date tasted: 14 January 2004
Price when tasted: £29.95 (1998)

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Tasting notes


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.

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