Argentina: High altitude Malbec

Image high-altitude-malbec-300x210.jpgSome of Argentina’s best Malbecs are now coming from high altitude vineyards. These wines achieved high scores in the October issue’s Uco Valley Panel Tasting and are all between £10 and £15… Scroll down for the judge’s picks Malbec fruit grown in Argentina at between 1,100 and 1,700 metres has a taste profile that is very different to what is achieved in lower-lying areas. Cooler nights improve acidity levels, while the flavours and textures become more vivid and refined. Five great Malbecs from Patagonia Decanter Man of the Year 2009 Nicolas Catena was one of the first to plant in the heights of Gualtallary, about 1,500 …