We are talking here about a wine from some of the highest vineyards in the world, 1800-2000 masl, and is classed as an ‘Extreme Altitude Wine’.
It takes winemaker Agustin Lanus 9 hours to drive up the mountain dirt tracks to get from the winery to the vineyards high up in the Cafayate Valley of the Salta region.
The altitude provides way above normal sunshine hours but a cool climate that combines for a perfect long ripening season. The result is wines of incredible colour, intensity and fruit profile but with a surprising refinement. This is no normal Malbec!!!
Very intense colour, aromas of black olives, rose hips, thyme, black fruits and delicate finish of cedar oak. The tannins are muscular but very well integrated with a nice natural acidity that
gives freshness and elegance.
Serving – Room temperature 16-18 c, open 2-3 hours before serving, no need to decant but will encourage additional expression of the wine if you have the time
Food pairings – Simple on this, ideally a lovely bit of steak, fillet if possible but any steak of your choice, cooked to your liking, generously sliced.
Grape Variety: 100% Malbec
Vineyard: Three vineyards located in 2400 masl, Angastaco, Salta: 2,400 masl., Amaicha del Valle, Tucumán: 2,200 masl., Hualfín, Catamarca: 2,100 masl.
Ageing: 50% neutral barrel – 50% concrete egg for 15 months.
Tasting Notes: Very intense dark violet colour, aromas of black olives, rose hips, thyme, black fruits and delicate finish of cedar and oak. The tannins are muscular but very well integrated with a nice natural acidity that gives freshness and elegance.