Alta Vista Single Vineyard Malbec "Alizarine" 2015
The concept of single-vineyard wines in Argentina began with the 2001 vintage of Alizarine. Today this limited-production wine is one of the most sought-after by collectors, arguably one of the few “cult” wines coming from Argentina. Less than 200 bottles were imported into the US, and the highly acclaimed 2015 vintage is nearly impossible to find anywhere else. It is just now beginning to open up, and can be enjoyed over the next 5-10 years.
Trivia: Alta Vista owner Patrick d’Aulan trademarked the term “single vineyard” and then transferred the registration to the state of Argentina under the condition that any wines designated as “single vineyard” must have certified origin of their designated terroirs.