Alta Vista Atemporal 2017

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94pts James Suckling

Atemporal means "timeless". Not a bad word for this delicious Argentine red. It brings rich, dark fruit and warm spices to the table which make it an ideal pairing with your favorite bbq'd meats. Meaty and/or tomatoey pizza is another good pairing choice. If you'd like to play up the tannins, make it a grill night and do some lamb lollipop chops. At this price, you can have a bottle or two waiting in the wings. ¡Salud winelovers!

James Suckling:  "Blackberries, blueberries and hints of rose stem undertones. Medium to full body. Firm tannins with freshness and energy. A blend of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Needs time to soften. Try after 2022 and onwards. " Apr 2020

Winery:  "In nose, complex due to its three vines. Notes of violet, pepper, cinnamon and licorice. In mouth, it is a balanced combination: The silkiness of the Malbec, the structure and power of the Cabernet Sauvignon, and the intensity of the Petit Verdot that integrates this assemblage. A complex and persistent wine."

Harvest Notes: "2017 was a typical vintage for Mendoza: Low precipitation levels in spring and summer, and moderate to warm temperatures. From the quantitative aspect, results were low, as a consequence of the frequency and duration of late frosts. Nevertheless, nature takes and nature gives: We were punished by low temperatures, but relief came with summer and autumn, giving us grapes of exceptional quality. Due to a superlative must extraction, wines of unique color were produced. Moreover, moderate temperatures in February and March helped grapes to keep their natural acidity. Polyphenol maturity was surprising because we prevented plants from suffering extreme temperatures. Young wines of 2017 are promising. They are balanced, concentrated, with a nice aromatic profile, and notes of fresh, mature fruit. A note of its characteristic violet, plus its classic aromas of red fruit and plum are perceived in our Malbec vines. Over-ripeness is not felt thanks to intense controls on temperature in order to adjust the harvest date to its ideal moment."

Bottle 750ml, cork    
Varietal 53% Malbec, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Petit Verdot
Alcohol  14.5%
pH 3.68
Acidity 6.0g/L
Aging 12 months in French oak
Region Mendoza, Argentian
Original Price $27.99
Current Price $24.97

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