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
CompositionCabernet Sauvignon 55% - Malbec 30%
Cabernet Franc 10% - Merlot 5%
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Kept in oak barrels for18 months
Ageing potential10 years
Bright red, ruby notes and purple and black core. Young and bright. Thick, purple tears that slide down the glass slowly.
Very good maturity and fruit concentration. Fresh bell peppers, paprika, red berries and plums, coffee, and mild, integrated oak.
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.
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