Alta Vista was founded back in 1997 by the d’Aulan family who purchased an estate after falling fell in love with both Malbec and Torrontes. They decided that their focus would in fact be on those two varietals – opposing the popular move of planting Cabernet Sauvignon, as they felt like the two indeginous Argentine grapes had a special quality that needed to be highlighted.
When others looked to blend their Malbec with Cab ala Bordeaux, the d’Aulan’s were true pioneers -making the very first single vineyard Malbec in Argentina and starting a movement.
Twenty five years later, these are still some of the best Malbec expressions anywhere in the world. They utilize their 516 acres of estate vineyards situated in the best terroirs of Mendoza, at a minimum of 3,200 feet above sea level to make their Estate Grown Malbec. It’s a super intense and vibrant style that undergoes a full year in 100% new french oak and then another four months in bottle before it’s ready to be released.
In 2020, Alta Vista Estate’s Malbec is a beauty. Pure-fruited with a dark purple hue, it sings with aromas of freshly baked cherry pie, black tea and freshly picked herbs with a splash of spice and mienrality. It’s medium-bodied with great tannic structure, balance and power making it a treat, especially as the weather starts to get cooler.
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92 Points, James Suckling
Perfumed nose of raspberries, purple plums, hibiscus, licorice and chocolate strawberries. It’s medium-bodied with fresh acidity and juicy, round tannins
89 Points (Smart Buy), Wine Spectator
A fresh and food-friendly version, offering lively plum and cherry flavors combined with mineral, herb and pepper shadings, backed by fine tannins. Drink now.