The Latin word “altimus” means “the highest”. It is the high altitude that lends this iconic wine of our winery its distinguishing features, enhanced by the personal touch of our winemaker, Alejandro Pepa.
Resulting from a meticulous personal selection of grapes, the wine is aged separately for twelve months in new French oak barrels, then blended and aged for six more months. This once-in-a-lifetime blend of a selection of the best grapes in each harvest has the power to concentrate in itself the unique features of the terroir of the highest vineyards in the world

Vintage

2016

Composition

Cabernet Sauvignon 55% - Malbec 30%
Cabernet Franc 10% - Merlot 5%

Grape origin

Malbec

Finca La Colección – Cuartel No 9 – Espaldero Alto. Year 2.007

Cabernet Sauvignon

Finca La Urquiza – Cuartel N°9+8 – Parral Tradicional. Year 1.960.

Cabernet Franc

Finca La Colección – Cuartel N°5 – Espaldero. Year 2.007

Merlot

Finca Las Mercedes – Cuartel N°34 – Parral Tradicional. Year 1.960

Kept in oak barrels for

18 months

Stowage

12 months

Ageing potential

10 years

Sight

Bright red, ruby notes and purple and black core. Young and bright. Thick, purple tears that slide down the glass slowly.

Aroma

Very good maturity and fruit concentration. Fresh bell peppers, paprika, red berries and plums, coffee, and mild, integrated oak.

Taste

Sweet, fruity. With soft and rounded tannins of good maturity. Very elegant and fresh finish. A sweet and juicy wine. With a round attack, a mild chalky sensation on the finish, and a long persistence in the mouth.

Awards

  • 2016
  • Vintage
  • Score
  • Critic reviews / Competitions

2016

94

James Suckling

2016

93

Tim Atkin

2016

92

Luis Gutierrez

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