Roberto Cipresso, partner and winemaker of Achaval-Ferrer. Roberto is considered on of the most talented young Italian enologists by the specialized press
825 cases x 12 bottles
Old-vine Malbec, planted on its own roots, from the La Consulta region of the Uco Valley, Mendoza. Total area of the vineyard: 14 acres. Altitude: 3400 feet (1050 mts) above sea level. The great age (more than 80 years) of the plants balances the crop at the extremely low yield of less than one pound of grapes per plant. (1/3 of a bottle of wine) This is equivalent to 0.75 tons per acre, or 12 hectoliters per hectare.
Manual, on March 18, 2008
After 2011 and beyond 2021.
With Finca Altamira our goal is to allow the vineyard to express its "terroir". Malbec is the flagship red variety from Argentina. It has found in Mendoza its true home. We work as hard as necessary during eleven months in the vineyard, to produce grapes that will need very little intervention during the winemaking process. The climate, the viticultural program, the irrigation management: Everything is thought as a step towards the goal of true expression of the vineyard. Finca Altamira´s personality shines through the wine, vintage after vintage, with a recognizable and repeated signature. Fermentation took place in a small tank. At dryness, the wine was pressed and racked into French oak barrels, 100% new, where it was then aged for 15 months.
On Augus 21, 2009 unfined and unfiltered.
All our wines are bottled without fining or filtering. There is additional risk in this, but we prefer not to stripe the wine of subtle flavors and aromas. The formation of deposits in the bottle will be noticeable after some cellaring time. This is no way affects quality. We strongly recommend decanting this wine at least an hour before drinking.
Alcohol 13.5 %, PH 3.5, Total Acidity 6,11 gr/l, Volatile Acidity 0.76 gr/l, SO2 Total 54 mg/l. Sugar 1.53gr/l
Serve between 60 and 64 degrees Fahrenheit.