"The truth is, I want to drink you..." I mean who doesn't? Argentina is the land of extremes, with high-elevations, organic and fertile vineyards, intensely flavored wines, and the lowest prices for fine wines in the world! Let's taste what we are talking about. Begin with a heavenly white Torrontes $15, followed by a great Pinot Noir that is only $18!! Then we will taste a tremendous Bonarda $20, before we finish with our truly impressive focus wine: 2010 Altamira Malbec Reserve $30.
Altamira owner Bill Smith traveled all the way to Montalcino to recruit famed Brunello winemaker Attilio Pagli (Valdicava) to make his high-altitude, old-vine Malbec growing between the villages of La Consulta and Vista Flores. As you expect from great Malbec, the wine is paque purple in color, with pungent aromas of crushed blackberry and blueberry, tinged with white pepper. Pagli's signature Brunello touch emerges in this fabulously concentrated wine, packed with blackberry and blueberry preserves, laced with crème-de-cassis, yet still silken in texture.
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