In the process of looking for a unique area to produce unique wines, with character, personality and history; we found a magnificent terroir within the Altamira region, and we became hostage to the beauty and flavors we found there. When we discovered our old little vineyard, the idea of producing a Malbec that was a perfect expression of it, became our noble purpose. See, Altamira has a unique combination of elements that fosters the perfect terroir for producing Malbec wine. So the search began, and we as adventurers started producing a Malbec that would reflect the authenticity of our place. The aim was to create a wine that would tend towards silky tannins, seductive notes of flowers and graphite and a long, linear and fresh finish, and so our Terroir Expressions Hostage Altamira Malbec was born.
VINEYARD Located in the heart of the Uco Valley Altamira, San Carlos, Mendoza.
VARIETAL 100% Malbec
ALTITUDE 1100 meters above sea level (3600 ft)
SOIL Presence of rocks, which in some cases exceed 2 meters in diameter. These rocks have a white appearence due to the intense coverage of calcium carbonate. This strong coverage indicates the Pleistocene Epoch of river and marine sediments.
IRRIGATION Flood irrigation. Rainfall 250mm per year.
TRAINING SYSTEM Double guyot.
HARVEST Hand picking.
VINIFICATION Stainless steel fermentation. 10 days cold maceration. Malolactic fermentation in barrels.
AGING 12 months in barrel. 12 months in bottle.
TASTING NOTES This wine combines elegance and sweetness with gripping flavors of plum, dark berry and a distinctive mineral character; a palate with good complexity, balance and freshness.
ANALYSIS 14.5% alcohol - PH 3.6 - Sugar 2.90 gr.
WINEMAKER Marcelo Pelleriti