95 Point Wine Advocate - "The flagship 2009 Alto is a blend of 80% Malbec and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon aged separately in new French oak for 22 months prior to blending. This purple effort displays a superb nose of toasty oak, mineral, exotic spices, and wild berries. Ripe, savory, concentrated, and impeccably balanced, this seamless wine will benefit from 5-6 years of cellaring and offer prime drinking from 2016 to 2029, if not longer."
93 Points Wine Spectator: This is a dark, ambitious red, displaying layered flavors of crushed plum, cassis and boysenberry, framed by judicious toasty oak, smoke and espresso notes and silky tannins through the long finish. For fans of the powerful style. Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2015.
Shows complex black fruit aromas, with spice and chocolate notes. The flavors are concentrated, yet elegant and expressive, with silky tannins and a long, intense finish.
As with any great wine, Alto will show at its best when served with the finest foods that are simply prepared. A filet mignon or Chateaubriand grilled medium-rare are perfect, as are lechazo, roast suckling baby lamb or grilled chuletas de cordero, lamb chops.
The winery is in the heart of Chacras de Coria, 15 km south of Mendoza city. It is a historical edifice built in 1899, fully restored in 2003, and with all the cutting-edge vine-growing technology. The technical systems are versatile, making an "haute couture" job possible in every wine range. The winery stands out from all the rest because of its small tanks, which enable the production of high-quality wines. The cellars, the most beautiful in South America, shelter Alta Vista wine barrels.
European inheritance, aging is an important factor in the production of great wines. Ours are aged with or without wood for a minimum of 12 months. After the fractional process, they are stowed into bottles for at least 3 months before they are dispatched. Some, like Alto, spend thirty six months in our cellar before being dispatched.