"Altocedro represents real artisanal winemaking, a boutique operation with some serious talent behind the wheel."
Altocedro was founded in 1999 by visionary Karim Mussi, a third-generation Lebanese immigrant. Karim and his family pioneered La Consulta in the Uco Valley as a special place to make “born and raised” wines. In 2014, fifteen years later, Karim’s crazy idea of high-altitude farming became conventional wisdom and now La Consulta is classified as one of Argentina’s few Geographic Indication (GI) Appellation and the best place to farm iconic wines. Altocedro is synonymous with outstanding La Consulta wines. Original old vine rootstocks, indigenous yeasts, hundred-year-old concrete fermentation tanks, and Karim’s minimalist winemaking, create true terroir-driven wines.
The name Altocedro means high Cedar and the trees that surround the vineyards not only protect the vines from storms in the nearby Andes mountains , they also pays homage to Karim’s roots because Cedar trees are considered sacred in the Lebanese culture.
92 Points, Wine Spectator (’21)
93 Points/Top 100 Wines of 2022,
Wine Spectator (’20)
This former Top 100 Wine Spectator wine is a muscular Malbec with dense flavors of dark fruits with an explosion of mocha on the finish.
91 Points, James Suckling (’21)
92 Points, Vinous (’20)
This is the result of our passion for the art of creating great wines in one of the best terrors in the world to grow Malbec, but also produce some of the highest quality “cool climate” Argentinean Cabernet Sauvignon.