Altocedro Año Cero Tempranillo 2013

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SKU 42046

750ml

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This wine is the product of our passion for creating great wines from one of the best grape growing regions in the world for the Malbec: La Consulta in Mendoza´s Uco Valley. The grapes were carefully selected from mature vines (7-49 years old), fermented in small concrete tanks and 30 % of the wine was aged 8 months in French oak barrels to obtain a balanced concentration of color, aromas and fruit flavors. Drink immediately or age 3 to 7 years.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country Argentina
Region Mendoza
Brand Altocedro
  • wa89

Wine AdvocateI encounter a lot less Tempranillo in Argentina than I expected, and the 2013 Año Cero Tempranillo from Altocedro is one of the few varietals there. For some reason most of the Spanish grapes from Mendoza seem to come from La Consulta. The Año Cero line ferments in cement and has a partial aging (30% of the wine) in French oak for 8-10 months. It has a cherry-driven nose, quite clean with nicely-integrated oak, which certainly stands out among so many Malbecs. The clean palate is medium-bodied and has nice acidity and supple flavors. 27,000 bottles produced.

Luis Gutierrez, August 27, 2015
  • ws83

Wine SpectatorOffers a ripe aroma, with dense, brawny flavors of roasted plum and bacon bits. Chewy finish. 650 cases made.

Kim Marcus, 2015

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