2020 Altocedro "Año Cero" Malbec, Valle de Uco, Mendoza, Argentina

$20.99

Fresh and plush, with violet and wild berry aromas. Its brilliant purple color is indicative of its La Consulta terroir.

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$20.99

ABOUT THIS WINE:

Entire berry fermentation with indigenous yeasts in small concrete vats.

Winemaking: 10% bleed-off, four pump-overs per day; three total delestages; no filtering; natural cold stabilization. Aging: 30% spent 12 months in French oak barrels

ABOUT THIS PRODUCER:

Altocedro was founded in 1999 by visionary Karim Mussi. Third generation Lebanese immigrant, Karim and his family pioneered La Consulta, Uco Valley as a special place to make “born and raised” wines. Twenty years later, in 2019, Karim’s crazy idea became conventional wisdom when La Consulta was classified as one of Argentina’s few Geographic Indication (GI) Appellations. Altocedro is synonymous with outstanding La Consulta wine. Original old vine rootstocks, indigenous yeasts, hundred year-old concrete fermentation tanks, and Karim’s minimalist winemaking create true terroir-driven wines. The name Altocedro pays homage to Karim’s roots. Cedar trees are considered sacred in the Lebanese culture, and they surround the Altocedro winery and estate vineyard.

Details:

Vintage 2019
Producer Altocedro
Wine Type Red Wine
Grape(s) Malbec
Appellation Valle de Uco
Region Mendoza
Country Argentina
Farming Sustainable