Altamana Grande Reserve Malbec is a wood-aged red wine made by the Altamana winery with the Malbec variety in the D.O. Maule, in the Central Valley (Chile).
In 2012, Count Patrick d'Aulan, owner of the famous Champagne house Piper Heidsieck, and Didier Debono, prestigious winemaker at Château Clinet, La Croix du Casse and Château Sansonnet, founded Altamira in the Maule region of Chile with the aim of recovering the first vineyards that were planted in the 19th century in the southern regions of Chile. This recovery work has allowed them to showcase the full potential of the Malbec variety in this area.
Altamana Grande Reserve Malbec comes from two vineyards in the Maule area. This is a wine-growing region in the Central Valley that dates back to the Spanish colonial era and is known for the significant temperature differences between day and night. The vines are cultivated using traditional agriculture and the harvest is carried out at the optimum point of ripeness.
In the winery, the Altamana Grande Reserve Malbec grapes are destemmed and then fermented in cement vats with native yeasts. Half the wine is then put in 225-litre French oak barrels and the other half in 600-litre barrels, where it remains for 18 months. Finally, it is bottled without filtering.
Altamana Grande Reserve Malbec is a wine made to showcase the purest expression of the Malbec variety from the Maule terroir. Fruity exuberance and juiciness