Malbec “Appellation Altamira”, Mendoza, Altos Las Hormigas 75cl








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“This 100% Malbec stems from the alluvial terrace of Altamira, lying at 1,200 meters above sea level. The soil consists of 3% clay in the fine matrix with limestone covered pebbles and gravels that occupy 85% of the soil volume, giving the wine its elegance and minerality. The grapes go through a double selection process and are released by gravity into small concrete containers. The alcoholic fermentation begins with indigenous yeasts at 26°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. The wine was matured in 3,500 liter untoasted foudres for 18 months, and 12 months in the bottle. There was a coarse filtration prior to bottling, to ensure no interference with the quality of the wine. A fantastic Paraje Altamira, shows as much complexity, concentration, and texture as this appellation can deliver; without resigning drinkability nor grace. It has a deep ruby red color with soft violet hues. The nose is intense and elegant, with aromas of black fruits, cassis and plums, as well as herbal aromas, mainly eucalyptus. Subtle notes of chalk and orange peel begin to show as the wine opens in the glass. The attack is impressive; it is juicy, fresh and vertical in the palate. It has great texture, notes of chalk and a long and velvety finish that leaves you with a watering mouth and a smile on your face.” Alberto Antonini (Winemaker)

“Among the estate’s range of grands crus, Altamira stands out! Finesse and structure are one of the most difficult alliances to achieve in a wine. The latter achieves this unique combination with a multi-faceted cru, subtle and graceful, but with a strong structure that supports and lengthens the mouth and evokes the soil of limestone origin. It’s a cru where patience is rewarded by the nuances that appear in the glass.” Tim Atkin 97 points