Altamira merges high mountains and extreme climate. Calm and quietude blend together with the intensity of Tunuyan heights. It is the most balanced wine of Achávall Ferrer domains: its massive bouquet assortment sprinkles varicoloured notes, ranging from red and black fruits to flowers, spices and minerals.
It is rich, fresh and sumptuous, complex and fascinationg. Just as a person full of wisdom, Altamira will always show something new to enlighten us.
This wine emphasizes all the characteristics of this unique cepage with its concentration, purity, dark color and youthful aroma. It has a nose that mixes blackberry and black cherry fruit tones with some floral nuances.
Ideal serving temperature between 60.8 and 64.4 degrees F.
Strongly recommend decanting this wine at least an hour before drinking.
Hand harvested, March 15 to 19th, 2011
The wine is matured for 15 months in French oak barrels. Extra attention is paid to maintain the necessary balance between the wood and the fruit without losing its spontaneity.
Achával-Ferrer was founded in 1998 based on two sound principles: the search for the highest quality in all products and respect for the terroir. The idea was to make full use of the extreme personality of Argentina’s soil, its plentiful sunshine and the rarity of its ancient, upgrafted vineyards, almost an exclusivity in today’s world of viticulture.
Achával-Ferrer is based on the friendship and respect of two very strong cultures, the Italian and the Argentinian. The sharp and intuitive vision of Italian winemaker Robert Cipresso, has led to a greater understanding of terroir in a way that is unprecedented in Argentina.
The vineyards are located in the province of Mendoza, Argentina, at the foot of the Andes mountain range. The desert -like conditions of soil and climate are ideal for growing Malbec and other red varieties. Low yields, poor and well drained soils, great thermal amplitude (warm days and cold nights): everything combines to ripen grapes that can be made into balanced, complex, deep, structured wines.