2012 ALTA VISTA MALBEC SINGLE VINEYARD TEMIS 750MLRegion: Mendoza
Total minimun order is $125
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Part of the single-vineyard series, the 2012 Malbec Temis is produced with the fruit from vines averaging over 70 years old at El Cepillo in the Uco Valley. The grapes fermented in small, 52-hectoliter cement vats and the wine matured in 100% new French oak barrels for one year. This is the coolest of the three vineyard-designated bottlings, and the wine seems to have a livelier color, nose and palate. There's more stony minerality here, plus a suppleness and a freshness that I don't get in the others. The full-bodied palate is compact, but without any excess, and is very balanced within its large size. Serious and concentrated, a wine to age for a long time in bottle. The oak only shows with extended aeration, another sign of a wine that will only get better in bottle. If you're on the lookout for a serious, mineral, terroir-driven Malbec, this one is for you. Considerably cheaper than most wines in this quality bracket.