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SonVida Alegria Red Blend
Sonvida ( Casa Altamira )
Argentina - Mendoza    - Uco Valley

This single vineyard blend is from David & Sonia's Alegria vineyard. Planted in 2002, the Paraje Altamira vineyard sits 3,000 feet above sea level, and is named after their daughter:

"We named our vineyard in the Andes of Argentina after our daughter, Alegria. When we first saw the land, she was a baby in our arms. Now, as she goes to college, this wine celebrates her journey."

Cherry and raspberry aromas of cool-climate Malbec are complemented by Altamira's chalky mineral tones. The Syrah lends floral and white pepper aromas. The Cabernet is present on the palate, providing structure and wrapping around the plummy Malbec and raspberry Syrah. Ripe, dry tannins and stony minerality on the finish.

Specifications
Appellation
Uco Valley
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
60% Malbec, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Syrah
Age of vines
17 years
Soil type
alluvial pebbles
Vinification
20 days maceration, including 4 days in cold temperatures, 12 days fermentation at 26 degrees Celsius and 4 additional days. Aged 18 months; 20% in American oak barrels and 80% in French oak barrels. Unfiltered.
Production
400 (9-liter cases) (9-liter cases)
Pairings

Red meat, pork, grilled chicken.

Reviews and News

2015 SonVida Alegria Red Blend - 93 PTS - Silver Medal - Decanter World Wine Awards

2015 SonVida Alegria Red Blend - 93 PTS - Silver Medal - Decanter World Wine Awards

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Decanter World Wine Awards 2017, 93 pts

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2015 SonVida Alegria Red Blend - 92 PTS - WE

2015 SonVida Alegria Red Blend - 92 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 92 pts"Fully ripe black fruit aromas hint at prune. This Malbec blend feels grabby and full, with somewhat harsh tannins. Flavors of oak and chocolate are what the wine's ripe berry flavors need, while this tastes slightly burnt and baked on the finish. Drink through 2024. - MICHAEL SCHACHNER"

- Wine Enthusiast Magazine (August 1st 2019), 92 pts

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2015 SonVida Alegria Red Blend - 90 PTS - VINOUS

2015 SonVida Alegria Red Blend - 90 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"(aged for 15 months in French and American oak): Bright medium ruby. Exotic high-toned oak complements but does not overwhelm aromas of crushed blackberry, violet and licorice pastille. Rich and silky but quite light on its feet, with its intense, slightly saline black fruit and violet flavors complicated by herbal, white pepper and smoky oak notes. An enticing element of chalky minerality contributes pungency, and a fine tannins dust the palate and front teeth. I might have identified this lively wine blind as a 2016. An intriguing blend in which all three varieties are apparent today. - Stephen Tanzer"

- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (Argentina’s Wines Enter The World Stage, July 2018), 90 pts

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Producer Information: Sonvida ( Casa Altamira )

SonVida is the dream of David S. and Sonia R., a Brit-Argentina marriage of two former journalists who dreamed of owning a vineyard and making a world-class wine. Sonia and ...
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