Sophenia Altosur is a line of wines produced by Bodegas Sophenia in Argentina. Altosur means "high south" in Spanish, and the name refers to the high-altitude vineyards where the grapes for these wines are grown. The vineyards are located in the foothills of the Andes Mountains, at elevations between 3,600 and 4,600 feet above sea level. This altitude provides a unique combination of cool temperatures and intense sunlight, which allows the grapes to ripen slowly and develop complex flavors.
The Altosur range includes wines made from Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Sauvignon Blanc grapes, among others. The wines are made with minimal intervention in the vineyard and winery, using sustainable and organic practices whenever possible. The Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon wines are aged in oak barrels to add complexity and depth, while the Sauvignon Blanc is fermented in stainless steel to preserve its bright fruit flavors.
Altosur wines are known for their balance and elegance, with vibrant fruit flavors and smooth, silky tannins. They are a testament to the unique terroir of the Uco Valley in Mendoza, Argentina, where Bodegas Sophenia is located.