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Altos Las Hormigas Terroir Valle de Uco

A pure expression of the Uco Valley terroir
75 cl.
2018
92 Parker
90 Suckling
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Details
Alcohol 13.70%
Production area Mendoza
Designation Uco Valley
Contains sulphites
Varieties 100% Malbec
Service 16.0
Volume 75 cl.
Tasting notes

Red wine Aged in concrete Respectful agriculture. 18 months in a concrete vats and 6 meses en botella.

Altos Las Hormigas Terroir Valle de Uco 2018 is a red wine that awakens the senses with its subtle interplay of spices and exuberant youthfulness. On the nose, it unfolds with scents of fresh violets and an array of aromatic herbs, intermingled with the coolness of red fruits such as cherries and raspberries. Upon tasting, it impresses with refined and succulent tannins that glide effortlessly, bestowing a smooth and congenial texture. This wine boasts a harmoniously balanced aromatic intensity, making it an impeccable choice for savoring at any given moment.

Style Altos Las Hormigas Terroir Valle de Uco
Fruity
Spicy
Young
Barrel
Light
Body
Pairing
White meats, Red meat

About Altos Las Hormigas Terroir Valle de Uco

In the province of Mendoza, in the central west of Argentina, at the foot of Mount Aconcagua (the highest peak of the Andes Mountains), there has always been a popular belief that the height of the vineyards directly influences the quality of the wine: the higher they are planted, the better.

This conviction was shared by winemaker Alberto Antonini and businessman Antonio Morescalchi, who decided to base their work in this area. Right there, near the Tunuyán River, they founded Altos Las Hormigas.

That happened in 1995. Since then, this winery has not only produced wonderful wines, but has also continued its commitment to research, working to classify and recognise the region’s characteristic soil type through the Terroir Project. “If the terroir is the music, people are the interpreter: a winegrower must deeply understand the terroir and what makes it unique, so that all the beauty hidden in the vineyard shines through in the wine made there.” This work focusses on identifying the interaction between climate, soil and vineyard and they are joined in this project by Attilio Pagli, Pedro Parra and Leonardo Erazo (Master of Viticulture in Stellenbosch).

In total they have been working for more than 20 years and the practical part of these studies is reflected in wines like Altos Las Hormigas Terroir Valle de Uco. This single-variety Malbec red wine is made from grapes grown on alluvial, gravelly soil in high density vineyards in La Consulta and Tupungato. These grapes are vinified separately after a double selection. The must ferments In stainless steel tanks with native yeasts. This process is very carefully monitored and the must is tasted three times a day. Once it becomes wine, Altos Las Hormigas Terroir Valle de Uco is aged for a minimum of 19 months in cement tanks and untoasted oak foudres. Altos Las Hormigas Terroir Valle de Uco finishes developing in the bottle, where it spends another six months before being released for sale.

2018

Altos Las Hormigas Terroir Valle de Uco 2018 is a red wine that awakens the senses with its subtle interplay of spices and exuberant youthfulness. On the nose, it unfolds with scents of fresh violets and an array of aromatic herbs, intermingled with the coolness of red fruits such as cherries and raspberries. Upon tasting, it impresses with refined and succulent tannins that glide effortlessly, bestowing a smooth and congenial texture. This wine boasts a harmoniously balanced aromatic intensity, making it an impeccable choice for savoring at any given moment.

2016

Altos Las Hormigas Terroir Valle de Uco 2016 is a concentrated red wine, made with Malbec, the maximum expression of Mendoza’s vineyards. On the nose it is fruity with violet notes. On the palate the ripe fruit stands out, with a medium body, structured tannins and a fresh finish. Very faint minerality and fresh acidity.

2018
92 Parker
90 Suckling
2016
92 Parker
90 Suckling

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