Altos las Hormigas Reserva Malbec 2012

$24.99
$21.24

SKU 29949

750ml

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This Malbec is about complexity. To the fruit profile of malbec the Reserve Malbec of ALH adds the complexity of the origin, the limestone of Mendoza. The winemaking is about preserving this origin, with lots of care in keeping the integrity of the grapes, with no acid corrections and only native yeast. Nose of violet, fresh fruit and present minerality. Not a powerful mouth impact, but rather an elegant length, mid palate, and persistence, balanced and drinkable. Pure expression of the small calcareous areas of Vista Flores, Gualtallary and Altamira, with chalky, caressing tannins.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country Argentina
Region Uco Valley
Brand Altos las Hormigas
Alcohol/vol 14.2%
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Wine AdvocateThe 2012 Malbec Reserva is a blend of their best calcareous grapes from the Uco Valley. Again there is a big jump, the wine is bright cherry-colored, with a fresh, red fruit nose with hints of raspberries. Although very subtle, there seems to be a change in texture, because about 15% of the bunches are fermented with the stem, but the rest of the grapes are not crushed and moved by gravity, while before they were crushed and moved with pumps. This 2012 was aged in foudres for one year (while the 2011 was still in 225-liter barrique). It is still young, but is drinkable and starting to develop complexity. A big change for this wine; superb value for money! Drink 2015-2019.

Luis Gutierrez, April 2014