Malbec Riserva ALTOS Las Hormigas 2019 750ml


(€53.33 / L)

VAT included

Altos Las Hormigas was founded in Mendoza in 1995 by oenologist Alberto Antonini and entrepreneur Antonio Morescalchi, later joined by Attilio
Pagli and Carlos Vazquez. The property extends in the Mendoza region and in particular in the two subzones of Luján de Cuyo and Maipú, where the
first Altos Las Hormigas vineyards were planted in 1996. At present, the agronomic management of the land aims to protect the natural heritage of
the region, whose particular beauty is also due to the fact that it lies at the foot of Aconcagua, an Andean mountain, to the east of which the largest
portion of the estate faces. The nature of the soils is clay-limestone with alluvial sedimentation, and in some areas has sand and pebbles. The climate
of the region is characterised by dry periods and a marked temperature alternation: very hot days and cold nights. The winery currently covers an area
of 206 hectares, 40 of which are planted to Malbec and 6 to Bonarda. Harvesting is done manually and takes place in February and March. Altos Las
Hormigas wines are the result of little intervention in the cellar, aimed at enhancing the incredible heritage of Malbec vinified in purity.

Varietal: Malbec.

Vineyards: The grapes come from vineyards located on limestone soils in the Uco Valley, alluvial deposits of the Tunuyán River in Paraje Altamira and
Gualtallary. These terraces are characterised by the presence of medium to large gravel covered with calcium carbonate paste.

Vinification: Malbec Reserve 2017 is made from hand-picked Malbec grapes.
During fermentation, excessive extraction is avoided and only indigenous yeasts are used. The wine matures for 22 months in 3,500-litre, unroasted
French oak barrels and then ages 12 months in the bottle.

Characteristics: Malbec Reserve 2017 is characterised by spicy notes such as white and pink pepper, violets, graphite, red fruits, berries and underbrush.
Complex, long, it is an evolving wine in the glass with fine-grained structured tannins that linger long on the palate.
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