Wine Altos Las Hormigas, Malbec Clasico 1.5L, 2017
Red - A unique take on winemaking with this full-bodied red that displays youthfulness after being aged in cement tanks.
Bright ruby-red colour with a full ripe black fruity nose. On the palate cherry and blackberry jam flavours with notes of cacao and pepper spice. Fine ripe tannins slightly acidic on medium length ending with spicy notes.
Ideal to pair with various dishes, from red meats to pasta or grilled vegetables.
Finca Altos Las Hormigas (Lujan de Cuyo) is situated about 800 meters (2624 ft.) above sea level. The radical changes that we introduced in viticulture led us to produce wines that break away from the industrial, highly productive tradition of the area. Here we looked for deep, fresh soils, with low clay content. These are silty loams with high calcium carbonate content. Our Terroir driven viticulture, with small irrigation plots, and a natural viticulture aimed at developing a deep and healthy root system allowed us to produce highly drinkable wines, with tension and finesse.
Aged for 9 months in cement tanks (no wood ageing)
Double selection process of grapes after release by gravity into small concrete containers. The alcoholic fermentation begins with indigenous yeasts at 24_C for 15 days. In order to maintain careful, gentle handling, pumping is not used. The cap is rotated by manual pigeage throughout the fermentation. Coarse filtration prior to bottling.
Silver Decanter World Wine Awards 2018