From 60+ year-old vineyards at the ‘Faraway Ranch’ in Altamira (Uco Valley), this dense Malbec is full-bodied with thick tannins
Dark as night, a basket of enticing floral aromas (especially violets), Malbec’s intense red and black fruit flavors underlined with superbly integrated French oak notes giving way to a long, spicy finish.
Firm but supple tannins make this wine worthy of rich foods like steak with a port reduction, duck with an intense cherry sauce, or a slowly-braised veal shank.
The one single vineyard red, the 2013 Finca Remota, is sourced from Altamira in the Valle de Uco, a terroir that produces distinct wines and has been granted a separate appellation of origin. It's pure Malbec from 66-year-old vines planted on sandy and lime soils with big limestone blocks of alluvial origin. This is aromatic, showy, fresh, floral, cool, elegant and intoxicating. There are notes of flowers, fine spices, wild strawberries, smoked meat and toasted sesame seeds, modern and clean, with perfect ripeness and no signs of excess in any direction. The palate has the chalky tannins that provide the texture that Altamira is getting famous for, very elegant and long, tasty, with an almost salty finish. It should age for a very long time. This is my favorite Finca Remota to date.The Wine Advocate December 2016
Deep, saturated ruby. Sexy aromas of blackberry, plum jam, violet and oak spices. In a very ripe style for this cool year, offering dense, deep, seriously concentrated dark berry, dried herb and chocolate flavors. But this is savory and classically dry, with firm chalky mineral support. The oak element here is a bit overbearing today but this seriously structured wine has a long future.Vinous March 2016
- Varietal Composition:
- 100% Malbec
- Avg Elevation:
- 3600 feet
- Avg Age of Vines:
- 73 years
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