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Altocedro Año Cero Malbec 2014

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Altocedro produce a range of red wines exclusively for the zone of La Consulta in the Uco Valley. Modern, ripe and well-oaked wines.

Located at altitudes over 1000m, Altocedro is at the foot of the Andes mountains in Mendoza, the perfect location for growing Malbec grapes. This wine is a bright medium red-ruby. Lovely floral aromas of blackberry and liquorice. Juicy, nicely delineated and light on its feet with a spicy acidity lifting the black fruit flavours. Plenty of flavour and personality here. Finish is firmly tannic and persistent, with a late note of chocolate.

Food Matching: Perfect barbecued meats, hearty dishes and cheese plates. 

Grape Variety100% Malbec

Region: Mendoza, Argentina
Vineyard: Estate owned
Age of the Vineyard: Planted between 1967 and 2009
Time of Harvest: Last days of March
Altitude: 1000m     

Harvest Method: Hand picked 
Viticulture & Winemaking: From vines on sandy loam soil. Double sorted on tables and gravity flow system. Fermentation for 7 days at 27°C of entire berries in small concrete VATs. 10% bleed off, 4 pump overs per day, 3 delestages total. No maceration on lees. Malolactic fermentation spontaneous around mid April. 30% of the wine is aged for 12 months in French oak barrels. The wine is not filtered and has natural cold stabilisation.
Oak Ageing: 30% of the wine is aged for 12 months in French oak barrels.
WinemakerKarim Mussi Saffie

Alcohol: 14% vol.
Volume: 750ml
Residual Sugar:  gr/ litre
Standard Drinks: 8.3
Best Served: 16°-18°
Cellaring:  Ready to drink or save and enjoy.