El Alto Parcel Malbec has an intense violet color, spicy and dried herbs aromas combined with fresh mint/camphor nuances and dried red fruits like plums. In the mouth, it is medium to full bodied but sophisticatedly austere. This complex and concentrated wine has a very persistent finish and a long cellaring potential. Elegant herbal character and smooth-silky tannins are the archetype of Ugarteche wines.
El Alto Parcel Malbec has its origin in our Finca El Alto, located at 1000 meters above sea level in the Ugarteche sub-region of Luján de Cuyo. This vineyard was planted in 1969 as the result of a massal selection of old pre-phylloxeric Malbec from Vistalba. It is own rooted, low-density spaced (1850 plants per hectare) and flood irrigated. The soil is clay and has gravel from 1 meter deep onwards.
These type of soils together with the mild climate and its cool nights, originate sweet and ripe tannins.
Pork tenderloin with cherry chutney, pearl barley and carrot chips. Pork tenderloin is a lean cut of meat – tender and delicate – and, together with the pearl barley, it makes a very subtle bite.
57º - 64º F