Wine Advocate 93 points - The 2010 Alta Vista Single Vineyard Temis is located on a vein of chalk 120km south of Mendoza that was planted in 1950. The nose is ripe and lifted with macerated dark cherries, crushed violets and cassis. The palate has a succulent entry with lavish dark cherry and cassis fruit laced with white pepper and a touch of sage. It builds nicely in the mouth towards a voluminous finish with gentle grip. Excellent. Drink 2013-2025. (Oct 2012)
Wine Spectator 93 points - Inky and powerful, yet vibrant, with bright acidity pushing along layer after layer of kirsch, cassis and macerated fig notes, as its darker, spice-filled personality emerges in the long, savory finish. Drink now through 2018.—N.W. (Aug 22 2012)
Single Vineyard Temis 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.