"Altocedro represents real artisanal winemaking, a boutique operation with some serious talent behind the wheel."
-Wine Spectator

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.

Altocedro Malbec
Año Cero

93 Points, Vinous (’21)
90 Points
, James Suckling (’20)

Fresh and plush, with violet and wild berry aromas. Its brilliant purple color is indicative of its La Consulta terroir.


Altocedro Tempranillo
Año Cero

89 Points/Best BuyWine Enthusiast (’21)
90 PointsJames Suckling (’19)

Tempranillo, brought by Spanish immigrants, is the second most planted grape in La Consulta. Refreshing acidity and red fruit flavors.


Cabernet Sauvignon
Año Cero

92 Points, Vinous (’21)
Smart Buy, Wine Spectator (’20)

La Consulta produces a cooler-climate Cab than most of Mendoza. Herbal and spice notes combine with creamy dark fruit flavors.


La Consulta Select

90 Points/Best Buy, Wine Enthusiast (’20)
92 Points, Vinous (’19)

A co-fermented blend of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo and Syrah. Complex and delicious.


Malbec Reserva

93 Points/Top 100 Wines of 2022,
Wine Spectator (’20)
91 Points, Wine Advocate (’19)

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.


Malbec Gran Reserva

96 PointsVinous (’19)
91 Points, Wine Advocate (’19)

This very elegant Malbec comes from a 1 hectare 105 year-old Malbec vineyard. Full cluster Burgundy-barrel aged with small amounts of Semillon.


Cabernet Sauvignon

92 Points, Vinous (’20)
93 Points
, Vinous (’19)

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.


Where to Buy

Altocedro Malbec World Day
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Altocedro Gran Reserva Barrel Fermenting
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Karim Mussi Promo
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Altocedro Virtual Ride-With
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Altocedro Live Tasting
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Altocedro Harvest Contest
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