Wine Advocate 93 points - The 2009 Serenade Single Vineyard was sourced from a parcel planted in 1933, fermented with native yeasts, and aged in 100% new French oak for 18 months. A deeper opaque purple color than the Temis cuvee, it displays the same elegant personality but with a firmer structure. Elements of savory black fruits intermingled with floral notes and exotic spices lead to a layered, spicy palate that expands nicely in the glass. Drink this outstanding effort from 2013 to 2024. (Dec 2011)
Single Vineyard Serenade 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.