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Altocedro La Consulta Select 2018

The Uco Valley is definitely having its moment in Argentina. The subregion of Mendoza is considered one of the very best spots to grow grapes in all of Argentina with limited production, sustainable growing practices and unbeatable vineyard locations. These are the ‘Valle de Uco’ calling cards. But as most wine folks will tell you, this region is just heating up.

Led by a handful of major players, international critics and consumers are both seeing something special developing. Master of Wine, Tim Akin said that the Uco Valley was once considered, “too far” away from the cluster of wineries in Mendoza but is now “being talked about as the new Napa Valley” with vineyard plots being auctioned off starting at a hefty $150,000 per hectare.

Tim Akin says, “the spiraling price of land is directly related to the quality of the area’s wines. In a short space of time, the Uco Valley has become the most exciting wine region in Argentina and one of the most talked about in the Southern Hemisphere”. I told you it’s heating up!

One of the top spots in the area belongs to Altocedro and their superstar winemaker Karim Mussi. Mussi consults with nearly a dozen wineries mainly thanks to his work at Altocedro over the last decade. They’ve gotten a cult-type following in Argentina, mainly pushing the envelope beyond simply Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon and instead opting for sophisticated Red Blends with tons of expression, depth and age-worthiness.

Original price was: $22.00.Current price is: $17.50.

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