Atamisque Malbec


The history of Malbec is not unlike the story of Carmenere in how the varietal left Bordeaux and made a new home in South America. The principal grape of Argentina has reached new heights in high elevation sites along the Andes, where ripening is slowed and tannin levels are higher. Many of these plantings are exceptionally old, with Atamisque sourcing Malbec from pergola trained vines that are over 80 years old. The high elevation growing site and high elevation bring a malbec that straddles the line between intense black fruited character and savory elegance.