The grapes for this outstanding wine come from two vineyards in the Uco Valley. Firstly there is the La Consulta Old Vines vineyard where the vines are nearly 70 years old contributing lots of rich red and blue fruit flavours to the wine. Secondly the vines in the La Consulta vineyard are a mere 25+ years old and bring more minerality and balance.
The inspired pairing of the two, plus 14 months in French oak barrels, produces a beautifully balanced wine that is soft and smooth with good acidity and a fine finish. Drink now or lay it down for another 10 years.
Altamira de los Andes Reserve Malbec
Region: Valle de Uco, Mondoza
Food: Roast dinners with a lamb, beef or mushroom centre piece plus honey roasted vegetables or sage, rosemary, onion and garlic flavours all work well. Meaty tasting pasta dishes are fine pairs through to strong cheeses. This wine can also easily be enjoyed without food.
Tasting Notes: A very special wine, deep purple red in colour with a fantastic black fruit nose. Full bodied , long finish and smooth with balanced acidity.