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Alta Vista Alto 1998
Alta Vista Alto 1998

Our Price: $660.00
Sale Price: $450.00
Savings: $210.00
Bottle-size : 75cl

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The first vintage of the top of the range ever produced, the 1998 Alto is a blend of 80% Malbec and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon from a difficult "El NiƱo" year with challenging ripeness. The wine was "only" 13.9% alcohol after fermenting with neutral yeasts in concrete vats, and it then matured in brand new French barriques for 14 months. It was considered a terrible vintage and had lots of rain and challenges, similar to 2016. Today, people are a little more prepared for vintages like that, but at the time, people were surprised and unprepared. Even though the wine matured in new barrels, the oak feels less evident and more integrated in a somewhat classical "Bordeaux" style, with a mixture of cedary, spicy, herbal notes with hints of earth and polished tannins, elegant with power. This is definitely ready now. Wine Advocate 94

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