Altos del Plata Malbec

Region Mendoza, Argentina
Grape Malbec
Category Red
Brand Terraza de Los Andes
Vintage Notes
Harvest 2013 has been one of the most important harvests of the last decades in qualitative terms, thanks to the absence of climate risk factors. It was characterized by cool climate trends, excellent health conditions and scarce rain. Mild temperatures contributed to an extended ripeness, and cool nights helped with keeping a great acidity and a right aromatic development.
Vinification
① Grapes are hand-harvested at the ideal time, carefully ensuring maximum fruit expression and freshness.
② Full cluster pressing and cold must clarification.
③ Low temperature fermentation in stainless steel tanks.
④ Aging in oak barrels for 8 months.
⑤ Clarification, filtration and early bottling to keep freshness.
Tasting Notes
This Malbec is red with purple highlights. Intense. Characterized by red fruit notes such as cherry and redcurrant. A spicy outline with lavender notes and delicate sweet aromas of vanilla and coconut stand out. Mouth filling and fresh. Predominance of marked tannins and a chocolate aftertaste.

At the end of the 1950s, the famous French Champagne house, Moët & Chandon, realized there was an enormous potential for growth in South America. They sent their wine analyst, Renaud Poirier, to study the possibility of expansion. Monsieur Poirier finally proved that Luján de Cuyo, a region within the province of Mendoza, was the best place for the birth of fine wines. In 1960, Chandon Argentina was established, the first subsidiary of Moët & Chandon outside France.

To make the Terrazas de los Andes wines, Chandon Argentina took the initiative to restore this building, located in the heart of Perdriel and at the foot of the imposing Cordón del Plata (a section of the Andes Mountain Range).

The wines of Altos del Plata come from one of most surprising landscapes within the peaks of the Andes mountain range, the Cordón del Plata. Named after its brilliant and glistening crest, the Cordón del Plata cultivates high-altitude vineyards in its foothills, nourished by its silvery pure water. This astonishing terroir provides perfect conditions and the ideal elevation at which to bring out each variety’s maximum potential.

 

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