This Malbec is from the newly designated sub-appellation Paraje Altamira in the Uco Valley. The grapes are hand-harvested and aged 12 months in 30% new French barrels and 70% 2nd use French barrels. Notes of black cherry and dark berry with hints of violet, vanilla, and mocha. Deep and dense on the palate with round tannins. This is a great expression of Malbec from the sunny days and cold nights of Altamira. Pairs well with steak, pork dishes, and chicken in rich sauces.