Altolandon - Mil Historias - Malbec

Altolandon - Mil Historias - Malbec


100% Malbec grown at an altitude of 1100 meters above sea level!

The name for this wine range came with a play of words really. In Spain when you don’t see a friend for a long time they always say, “I have thousand things to tell you”. It’s a phrase that is used a lot so no better way to share these thousand things rather than over a bottle from this wine! Also the altitude of the vineyard is incidentally just over one thousand meters above sea level! 

Grapes are put in 6000 liters stainless steel vats to better extract the best quality of the grapes, colour & aromas.
Contact with skins for 2 to 3 weeks with a temperature control. Alcoholic fermentation is spontaneous (At Altolandon commercial yeast is never used to permit the original yeast develop and express in the wines, harnessing the maximum potential of the grapes) with gentle pumping over for 5 weeks.

After alcoholic fermentation is finished, wine is pressed and goes directly to third use French oak barrels of 225 liters where the malolactic fermentation takes place, also in a natural and spontaneous way. The aging goes for about 4 months: 50% in oak barrels and 50% in Amphoras. Stabilization is also natural, the wine is in deposits during the coldest months of the year where temperatures can go to minus 15º C.

Color bright ruby to dark purple colour with a
nose full of complex and powerful aromas of blackberry, blueberry, rose & rosemary notes. Violets floral notes
& some spice round up the backdrop to the fruit and floral aromas.

Palate is concentrated & dark, especially in it’s youth.
Full bodied, with fine tannins  which are almost chalky but with a nice acidity to freshen the mouth. 
Blueberry, plum, blackberry, bittersweet cocoa and a subtle stimulating flavor of mint and violets round up the palate.

 A lamb pie with mint would be an awesome pairing. Also other meats, like an aromatic Thai spiced beef with coconut rice, Cuban-style pork with beans & plantains, barbecue beef, & fennel-spiced pork sausages. Certified Organic & Vegan.

Ideal serving temperature 14ºC.