Altos Las Hormigas Malbec Clasico 2015

£11.99

TASTING NOTE

This luminous cherry coloured Malbec with pink hues offers a delicate bouquet of redcurrant, minty blackberry leaves and tenuous smoky notes. Aromas of passion fruit, accompanied by gentle white pepper follow. The palate is light bodied, silky with very delicate tannins, along with mango and plum notes. On the finish, sweet spices and dried herbs linger with a natural acidity.

The grapes come from vineyards in Medrano, Barrancas and Lulunta in Mendoza, situated at 900 -1,000m above sea level. The sites are chosen for their deep, fresh sandy loam soils that delay ripening and avoid hydric stress. The climate here is semi-desert with hot days and cool nights which help the aromatic development of the grapes. The yield was 11 tonnes per hectare.  

Grapes from different vineyards were vinified separately before the final blend. After a careful, double sorting process, the grapes were softly pressed and fermented with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel tanks between 24-28°C to promote maceration. During the fermentation process the must was pumped over three times a day for extraction, with two rack-and-returns taking place in total, one at the beginning and one at the end. The wine was then aged for ten months in concrete ‘piletas‘.

14% abv

 

Altos Las Hormigas Malbec Clasico 2015
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