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Altos Los Hormigas Valle de Uco Reserve Malbec 2015

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One Line Description Altos Los Hormigas Valle de Uco Malbec, vivid, rich, wild yeast ferment
Production Method Conventional
Country Argentina Argentinian
Region Mendoza, Argentina
Producer Altos Las Hormigas
Vintage 2015
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Full bodied
Grape Blend 100% Malbec
Alcohol 14.3% abv
Maturation 50% aged unoaked in cement ‘piletas‘ for 12 months, 25% in stainless steel vats, and the remaining 25% in untoasted large oak foudres
Ageing Potential Very good, 10 years or so
Production Detail Conventional although Indigenous yeast fermentation
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Altos Hormigas Valle de Uco Malbec, a vivid red wine of power, balance and finesse. Fermented slowly with indigenous yeast with a long maceration and maturation in concrete, steel and 25% oak foudre make for wine of generosity and style.Delicious Malbec, full bodied, yes, rich and satisfying, yes, but cloying and over extracted, a firm NO! Try it on a cold night by the fire.


Altos Las Hormigas is based in Luján de Cuyo, the only officially recognised appellation within Mendoza and one of the region's premium vine growing areas. The estate is well known for specialising in Malbec, having pioneered a fresher, more elegant style of the wine. Today they are recognised as one of the country's top five producers of this particular variety. The estate covers 88 hectares with 56 in production. Unusually for the region, the winemakers work the vineyard with biodynamic practices, and aim for minimum intervention in the winery, which gives their wines a unique sense of origin.

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