Wine Spectator 92 points - Well-sculpted, with concentrated flavors of dark plum, blackberry and mincemeat, flanked by powerful notes of Asian spice. Very suave midpalate, featuring a brooding and intense finish of mocha and dark chocolate. Drink now through 2020. 150 cases imported.-KM
(Apr 30 2014)
Vinous 90 points - (15.5% alcohol): Medium bright ruby. Cassis, blackberry and blueberry scents are complemented by mocha and oak spices. Concentrated, sharply delineated and light on its feet, with noteworthy lift to its flavors of blackberry, spices, flowers and dark chocolate. Has the stuffing to support its spicy oak tannins on the broad, long, building back end. Again, this wears its high alcohol gracefully.
Wine Advocate 94 points - The single-vineyard series are all Malbec vinified and aged in exactly the same way. The only difference is the terroir and the date of harvest. The 2011 Single Vineyard Temis is sourced from a vineyard planted in 1950 in a place called El Cepillo in La Consulta located in the south of the Uco Valley, where the soils are chalky. This vineyard is located on a vein of chalk 120km south of Mendoza. It has great concentration and stuffing, today it feels closed and un-giving, with great balance and elegance, serious and both ripe and fresh, with great purity of flavors and very good freshness. This is a superb Malbec that should age for a very long time. Drink 2015-2025. (Apr 2014)
Single Vineyard Temis was introduced in 2001, making Alta Vista the first Argentine winery to produce single vineyard wines. Utilizing their tailored Terroir Management system for wine growing and winemaking, Alta Vista uses grapes grown in distinctive sites to craft these unique wines that show the true characteristics of each vineyard. All Single Vineyard wines are aged for 12 months in new French oak barrels and an additional 6 months in bottle.
|Alta Vista is a French family-owned winery that focuses on the production of high altitude, site-specific wines. The family’s winemaking knowledge and passion, together with its former ownership of the famous champagne house Piper-Heidsieck, provided the impetus to create a harmonious French-Argentine fusion. Years of research brought them to the top growing regions of Mendoza, an area best suited for the creation of terroir-expression wines.