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Altamira Navigato - Blend 2013 750ml

Described as superior, this wine is a gem. Deep garnet almost blackish in color.

RATING

92 PTS

WINERY

VISTA FLORES ESTATE

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COUNTRY

ARGENTINA


Price:
$39.99 $49.99

WINEMAKER'S NOTES

Intense color and a fruity nose, this blend delivers a sophisticated taste. Brilliant red fruit taste, accompanied by flavors of apricot and plum. The body is substantial and the feel in the mouth is velvety. This wine has a long and soft finish. Drink now or lay down for 10 - 12 years.
  • COMPOSICION VARIETAL 57% Malbec, 28,5% Petit Verdot and 14,5% Cabernet Franc.
  • ACIDEZ 4.95 g/l
  • ORIGEN Uco Valley-Mendoza.
  • AGING 24 months in new French oak, 100% in first use.
  • SERVING TEMPERATURE 16–18 ºC
  • COLOR Intense red color.
  • CLIMATE Dry and arid.
  • PALATE The body is substantial and the feel in the mouth is velvety. This wine has a long and soft finish.
  • AROMA Brilliant red fruit taste, acompanied by flavors of apricot and plum.

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ABOUT THE WINERY: VISTA FLORES ESTATE

Our vineyard sites in La Consulta and Vista Flores are considered the best terroir in the Valle de Uco – some 70 miles south of the city of Mendoza. The three regions account for less than 10% of all the wines produced in Mendoza. Our oldest Malbec vineyards were planted 45-60 years ago. These old vines yield intense wines of saturated deep purple with a production of less than 2.25 tons an acre. The extreme difference in day and night time (diurnal) temperature produce an incredible concentration of dark currant, plum and blueberry flavors that are not found in other sub regions of Mendoza. The vineyard sites are planted at 3,400 feet and look up at the Andes peaks above 22,000 feet.

CRITIC'S NOTES

Concentrated berry and plum aromas are potent. In the mouth, this blend of Malbec, Petit Verdot and Cab Franc is massive but also abrasive and narrowing due to fierce tannins. Giant raspberry and blackberry flavors include chocolate and coffee notes. It settles on the finish but remains scratchy out the back door.

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