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Altos Las Hormigas Malbec 750ml

Altos Las Hormigas Malbec 750ml

Region Argentina
Appellation Mendoza

Type Red
Varietal Malbec

 

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Wine Profile

Tasting Notes Deep ruby with flecks of blue and even brick. This wine has a nose with traditional notes of crunchy plum, cherries, and chocolate cake but surprises with hints of banana and passion fruit. Super fine tannins and balanced acidity frames a palate of plum, blueberry and white pepper.
Vineyard Notes A blend of 100% Malbec grapes harvested by hand from vineyards in Medrano, Barrancas, and Lunlunta grapes. We choose deep, fresh soils, to delay ripening, and avoid hydric stress. These are sandy loams where the clay component provides mineral nutrients and water retention, while the sand component prevents the silt and clay part from compacting excessively, and guarantees water drainage. In this climate we avoid soils with abundant superficial gravel, which increases the warming effect, and might shorten the ripening season which we rely on to give our Malbec its intensity and flavour.
Winemaker Notes Grapes from different vineyards are vinified separately before the final blend. After a careful, double sorting process, the grapes are softly pressed and fermented with indigenous yeasts in order to express each of the selected vineyard. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks between 24-28 C for 10 days. Each tank is tasted three times a day to determine what is needed. The must is pumped over up to three times a day for extraction, with two rack-and-returns. The wine is then aged for 10 months in concrete piletas.
Food Pairing Notes Can be paired with light fare or heavier dishes, but also can be enjoyed alone.
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