Altos Las Hormigas
"In Argentina, we have a saying: "un trabajo de hormigas" or "a job for ants" which describes humble, patient, and dedicated work. We decided to name our venture after the hard-working, team-playing hormiga, which is emblematic of our history and has become a symbol of good luck" - Altos Las Hormigas
On the winemaking side, we have the Toscan winemakers Alberto Antonini and Attilio Pagli and in the vineyards, Pedro Parra and Carlos Vazquez with his more than twenty years expertise in Argentine Agronomy considered a major terroir specialist. All backed up by the entrepreneurial prowess of Antonio Morescalchi. The team decided to invest their confidence in Malbec. They planted new varieties, developing previously unknown vineyard sites, and greatly contributed to enhancing quality in Argentine viticulture. Today, Malbec is the varietal for which Argentina is best known.
As a result, we have wines emphasizing premium fruit from high altitude vineyards from major terroirs of Mendoza: Uco Valle, Lujan de Cuyo, Gualtallary. Common characteristics of the wine range are: premium fruit is in the forefront, good acidity, the olfactory profile emphasizing mature red fruits with no hints of over-ripeness, rather low alcohol degree, and an obvious conviviality with food. Unobtrusive and honest winemaking and a very good choice for wine collecters as the wine ages very well for several years.
Vinoteka carries four wines from Altos Las Hormigas from entry-level to high end, with below reviews reiterating quality and excellence.
Altos Las Hormigas Malbec Appellation Gualtallary 2014
"The Italian Alberto Antonini and Chilean soil specialist Pedro Parra get the very best from this limestone vineyard at 1 300m. Dense, ripe, garrigue nose and spicy yet supple flavours combining power and finesse" - Steven Spurrier 97 points (Consultant Editor at Decanter and famed British Wine Expert)
Altos Las Hormigas Malbec Clasico 2018
"This has aromas of brambly dark berries and violet flowers with cassis in the mix too. The palate has a juicy and succulent feel with tannins that make a long, even, and attractive shape. Drink of hold." - James Suckling 92 points (Acclaimed wine critic and journalist)