Altos Las Hormigas Altamira Malbec 2017

Original Price $49.99
Current Price $41.97

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95pts Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate

Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate: "The captivating 2017 Malbec Appellation Altamira has been produced with grapes from the same vineyard since 2015, next to the neighboring vineyard where they have now planted their own grapes. It's tremendously expressive and aromatic, and it seems to transcend the vintage. They couldn’t make the wine in 2016 because of the adverse conditions, but they came back really strong with this 2017, which has a chalky texture and a dry, austere and long finish. Really very good. Drink date: 2019-2027." Oct 2019

Winery: "As in wine, all plans need a long time to bring some reward, but the philosophy of terroir immediately decanted to all other practices at Altos Las Hormigas. We believe that each intervention on the wine means a step away from its origin. No intervention is impossible, but we try to do as little as possible in winemaking. Minimal extraction, neutral oak, natural yeast, very little sulfites are just a few items to mention, that guide us in what we do. We also seek naturally low alcohol through harvesting as early as possible in each soil type. Our dedication to terroir-driven wines has transformed not only our philosophy, but the evolution of the wines. Finenesse and structure are one of the most difficult combinations to achieve in a wine. This Malbec from Jardín Altamira achieves this unique combination, and that fills us with pride. A wine of many layers, subtle and graceful, but of a fundamental structure that sustains and lengthens the sensation of the wine in the mouth, is the backbone that evokes the soil ofcalcareous origin, where the grapes come from. It is a wine where patience is rewarded by the different nuances that are displayed in the glass."

Bottle 750ml,cork
Varietal 100% Malbec
Alcohol  13.5%
Aging 18 months in untoasted 3,500 liter Foudres
Region Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
Original Price $49.99
Current Price $41.97

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