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Altos Las Hormigas Malbec Reserva

A mineral Malbec from the Uco Valley
75 cl.
2020
93 Parker
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Details
Alcohol 13.50%
Production area Mendoza
Designation Mendoza
Contains sulphites
Varieties 100% Malbec
Service 16.0
Volume 75 cl.
Tasting notes

Red wine Aged in wood Respectful agriculture. 22 months in foudres.

Altos Las Hormigas Malbec Reserva 2020 captivates us with its deep violet hue and a presence that heralds freshness. Bringing it to the nose, one is greeted by the unfolding bouquet of ripe red fruits, such as plums and cherries, interwoven with subtle spices. On the palate, it displays a silky texture and a slightly youthful character that still retains its vigour. Nuances of iron and blood blend with an earthy touch and a distinctive minerality, offering a concentrated structure and a lingering finish that beckons one to continue savoring.

Style Altos Las Hormigas Malbec Reserva
Fruity
Spicy
Young
Barrel
Light
Body
Pairing
White meats, Red meat

About Altos Las Hormigas Malbec Reserva

Argentina is a country that took its time, even longer than Chile, to catch up with modern wine. This land, where traditionally Italians made flat whites and reds that turned brown when stored, woke up in the 1990s. Since then, investors from all over the world have put money into this country, specifically in the Mendoza region, which has become the most important wine-growing area. The most interesting region for wine lovers is the Uco Valley, where more than 27,750 hectares of vineyards grow (twice as much as in 2000).

Alberto Antonini and Antonio Morescalchi fell madly in love with this area, which gets its name from a pre-Columbian Indian chief who introduced irrigation to the area. One was a winemaker and the other a businessman. And they both had all the desire and passion they needed to found Altos Las Hormigas. As if they were in a casino, Alberto and Antonio bet everything on one thing: Malbec, an “ignored and misunderstood” variety with as yet unknown potential. It was 1995 and, ignoring the advice of neighbouring farmers, the two Italians decided to embark on this adventure, which has seen some very good results.

From these calcareous soils in the alluvial deposits of the Tunuyán River, they make high quality wines that are quickly recognised and much loved by consumers. One example of this is Altos Las Hormigas Malbec Reserva. The grapes used to make this wine are harvested by hand and selected with the utmost care. This enthusiasm and care is maintained throughout the production process, where the grapes are moved by gravity into tanks where they ferment with native yeasts. After this process, the wines are aged in 3,500 litre untoasted oak foudres and 12 months in the bottle.

It took them a while to get going, but now there is no stopping them. For wine lovers, Argentina is unmissable. It still has so much to offer and to show. What better way to learn about this country than with Altos Las Hormigas Malbec Reserva, a great red wine for experienced palates that will whet your appetite.

2020

Altos Las Hormigas Malbec Reserva 2020 captivates us with its deep violet hue and a presence that heralds freshness. Bringing it to the nose, one is greeted by the unfolding bouquet of ripe red fruits, such as plums and cherries, interwoven with subtle spices. On the palate, it displays a silky texture and a slightly youthful character that still retains its vigour. Nuances of iron and blood blend with an earthy touch and a distinctive minerality, offering a concentrated structure and a lingering finish that beckons one to continue savoring.

2019

Altos Las Hormigas Malbec Reserva 2019 unveils a vibrant bouquet brimming with the scents of ripe red fruits such as cherries and plums, interwoven with a hint of black pepper that imparts a spicy dimension. On the palate, it is succulent and of medium body, with velvety tannins and a harmoniously balanced acidity that enlivens the taste. The essence of spices remains understated yet enduring, complementing a finish that beckons one to continue savoring its vivacity and complexity.

2018

Altos Las Hormigas Malbec Reserva is a red wine made with Malbec. Characterised mainly by its minerality, other aromas like white pepper, graphite, lavender, liquorice and red and black fruits (blackcurrant, blackberries) stand out on the nose. The palate is fresh and concentrated, with a medium body dominated by fine-grained, elegant tannins and a spicy finish. It lingers on the palate for a long time.

2020
93 Parker
2018
91 Suckling

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