Altura 2008
WINE OVERVIEW

The winery’s top production blend; made in minimal quantities and bottle-aged before release.

Tasting Notes

Lively and intense deep ruby color. On the nose, elegant and complex with notes of ripe red fruits, blackberry and dried plums. Excellent balance between French oak and fruit. On the palate, intense, full, rich and expressive. Round with elegant tannins which leads through to a very long and harmonious finish.

Food Pairing

Pairs well with everything from salumi platters to whole roasted meats off the wood-fire grill.

Tech Details

Produced with 60% Carmenère, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 20% Petit Verdot, Altura represents the very best barrels from the Casa Silva estate vineyards. 100% of the wine was aged in French oak barrels for 14 months. It was then stored for three years before being released. It was wild yeast fermented and bottled without fining or filtration.
Varietal Composition:
50% Carmenere, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Syrah, 10% Petit Verdot
Avg Elevation:
1476 feet
Avg Age of Vines:
15 years
Cases Imported:
50
Alcohol:
14.6%
Size:
6/750ml
Suggested Retail Price:
$100
UPC Code:
835603002478