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Altocedro Gran Reserva Malbec 2009 - Exclusive Wine Club Members

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Grape Variety: 97% Malbec, 3% Semillon
Tasting Notes: The Malbec Gran Reserva interestingly contains 3% Semillon in its blend. The infusion of white juice appears to elevate the aromatics, giving them an extra dimension. Aromas of cherry blossom, exotic spices, truffle, and assorted black fruits lead to a voluminous, concentrated, plush Malbec with a pure 60-second finish. Give this pleasure-bent effort another 3-4 years of cellaring and drink it from 2014 to 2023 (Jay Miller, The Wine Advocate).


Vineyard: 100% of the grapes are sourced from their selected grape suppliers in La Consulta – Mendoza, Argentina
Age of the Vineyard: 104 years old
Time of Harvest: Second week of April
Altitude: 1,000 metres above sea level
Harvest Method: By hand using small plastic boxes
Winemaking: Direct selection over the double sorting table using a gravity flow system, no pumps. Fermentation of entire berries in new open top barrels with indigenous yeasts. Alcoholic fermentation for 30 days at 24°C. 100% and spontaneous malolactic fermentation. Aged for 24 months in new Burgundy oak barrels.
Winemaker: Karim Mussi Saffie


Alcohol: 15.0% 
Volume: 750 ml
Residual sugars: 3.4 gr/litre
Standard Drinks: 8.9
Peak drinking: Collectible; age 10-15 years. We recommend drinking after 5 years of ageing.
Best Served: 16°-18°C
Ageing: 24 months in new Burgundy oak barrels