This Malbec comes from the Paraje Altamira subregion of Mendoza’s Uco Valley, which is surely the single most exciting new terroir in all Argentina. At an altitude of 1100 mts and from impossibly stony soils, the young Sebastian Zuccardi has created one of the most impressive, mineral-packed Malbecs I have tasted.
“The performance of the 2018 Polígonos Paraje Altamira Malbec was superb. It seems to have gained in precision and has kept the freshness of 2016, which was a cooler year. They work with more full clusters in Altamira, as they think it gives backbone and helps polish the tannins. It’s very pure aromatically, and it has a velvety, harmonious texture, though a little grainier than the one from San Pablo. 15,000 bottles produced.” 93+pts Wine Advocate