Altivo Barrel Selection Malbec 2008

Technical data

Winery: Finca Eugenio Bustos
Wine type:

Grape variety:
Vintage: 2008
- Ferreyra, Andrea

Tasting notes

Sight: bright, medium ruby-red

Nose: subdued aromas of dark fruits, chocolate and licorice

Mouth: silky-smooth and broad on the palate, with an absence of edges to the dark raspberry and spice flavors. Finishes with rather suave tannins and good length and lift.


Region: region_2@nombre (subregion_15@nombre)
Localidad: San Carlos
Altitude: 950 a 1050 meters asl
Soil: 2952-2309@suelo
Age: 10 years
Vintage: 2952-2309@vendimia


Vat: 70% of the wine; 70% French and 30% American oak during 12 months (50% new)
Alcoholic fermentation: fermentation in 10.000 lts tanks, with controlled temperature, 3 days with cold pre fermentative maceration at 9°C; afterwards, 10 days at 27°C.
Malolactic fermentation: 100%
Maceration: during 28 days at 72 - 77º F


Alcohol: 13.5%
Total acidity: 5.5 g/l

Serving suggestions

Service temperature: 61°F
Pairings: perfect to pair with stews, grilled goat, bird game and seasoned food
Home aging: 3 years

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Ferreyra, Andrea

About the winemaker

Personal information

Name: Ferreyra, Andrea
Age: 45
Education: andrea-ferreyra@estudios
Studies abroad: andrea-ferreyra@cargo

Vision of the Argentinian wine industry: andrea-ferreyra@vision

Export destinations

  • Brazil Brazil
  • Canada Canada
  • Colombia Colombia
  • Germany Germany
  • Denmark Denmark
  • Austria Austria
  • United States United States
  • Netherlands Netherlands


Decanter World Wine Awards - Gold - 2009