Altos Las Hormigas Malbec

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Our vines showed great balance this season; all previous work in the vineyards paid off. The weather during the season registered the highest maximum temperatures as well as the lowest minimum, compared to former seasons. This wide range of temperatures translated into very fruity flavors in the wines. During spring there was little rainfall and no late frosts. In January there were two important heat waves, which are typical in Mendoza. These heatwaves contributed to concentration in the grapes that, with our early harvest philosophy aimed to obtain natural acidity, produced wines of excellent quality and elegance.

Tasting Notes:

This wine displays a bright ruby red color, with lively violet hues. On the nose it is intense, showing notes of red fruits, strawberry, and fresh plums. As the wine opens, it also shows mineral notes of graphite. On the palate, it is fresh, very drinkable, with balanced acidity and supple tannins. The finish is long, fruity, and vertical. This Malbec is ideal to pair with various dishes, from red meats to pasta or grilled vegetables.

Varietal: 100% Malbec

Region: Mendoza

James Suckling Rating: 92

13.5% ABV

759 ML

Regular Price $13.99 Special Price $12.99
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Grapes come from vineyards in Luján de Cuyo (70%) and the Uco Valley (30%). The region has a semi-desert climate with hot days and cool nights. We choose fresh soils, with good water drainage and a fine silt-sandy texture. These soils allow a deep development of the roots since their water retention capacity is great for the roots to expand and give the plants a better ability to resist heat waves, which are common during the summer in Mendoza. In this climate, we avoid soils with abundant superficial gravels, which increase the warming effect around the vine and might shorten the ripening season.

Our vines showed great balance this season; all previous work in the vineyards paid off. The weather during the season registered the highest maximum temperatures as well as the lowest minimum, compared to former seasons. This wide range of temperatures translated into very fruity flavors in the wines. During spring there was little rainfall and no late frosts. In January there were two important heat waves, which are typical in Mendoza. These heatwaves contributed to concentration in the grapes that, with our early harvest philosophy aimed to obtain natural acidity, produced wines of excellent quality and elegance.

100% Malbec grapes harvested by hand. After a careful, double sorting process, the grapes are softly pressed and fermented with indigenous yeasts in order to express the vineyard they come from. Fermentation takes place in separate stainless steel tanks between 24-28°C for 10 days. Each tank is tasted three times a day to determine what is needed. The wine is then aged for a minimum of 9 months in concrete vats. No oak aging.

Tasting Notes:

This wine displays a bright ruby red color, with lively violet hues. On the nose it is intense, showing notes of red fruits, strawberry, and fresh plums. As the wine opens, it also shows mineral notes of graphite. On the palate, it is fresh, very drinkable, with balanced acidity and supple tannins. The finish is long, fruity, and vertical. This Malbec is ideal to pair with various dishes, from red meats to pasta or grilled vegetables.

Varietal: 100% Malbec

Region: Mendoza

Winemakers: Alberto Antonini, Attilio Pagli, Federico Gambetta, Ana Wiederhold

13.5% ABV

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