Altos Las Hormigas Uco Valley Malbec Reserve 2020
Altos Las Hormigas Uco Valley Malbec Reserve
Region: Valle de Uco, Mendoza, Argentina
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: 100% Malbec
Notes: Vegetarian, Vegan
This wine is deep ruby red in colour, with violet hues. On the nose, it is complex, expressive and aromatic with notes of plum, raspberries and violet with spicy notes of white pepper. This wine offers a strong, well-structured palate and a long, elegant finish.
The Malbec grapes for this wine are hand picked from high-density vineyards planted on calcareous soils with alluvial deposits in the Uco Valley. The wine is a blend of fruit from sites in Altamira and the highlands of Gualtallary. Yields are low - around 6 tonnes per hectare.
Altos Las Hormigas is based in Luján de Cuyo, the first officially recognised appellation in Mendoza and one of the region's premium vine growing areas. The estate is known as a Malbec specialist with a reputation as one of the country's top five producers of this particular variety. Alberto Antonini and fellow Tuscan, Antonio Morescalchi, were so impressed with the vineyards in the area around Mendoza, following their first trip to Argentina in 1995, that they persuaded a few friends to join with them in buying this estate. The estate covers 88 hectares with 56 in production.