Altos Las Hormigas Valle De Uco Malbec Reserva 2014

£20.99


TASTING NOTE

This wine is about complexity. The Malbec Reserve adds character of the limestone of Mendoza to the fruit profile typical of this grape. Violets, fresh fruit and minerality on the nose. An elegant length and mid palate, with persistence, making the wine balanced and drinkable. Showing pure expression of the small calcareous areas of Vista Flores, Gualtallary and Altamira, with chalky, caressing tannins.

The grapes are hand picked in high density vineyards located in Vista Flores/Chacayes in the Valle de Uco. Soils here are alluvial with a high content of active limestone. Yields are 6.3 tonnes per hectare. 

Grapes from different plots were vinified separately before the final blend. The destemmed and softly pressed grapes went into small stainless steel tanks for two days at 10°C for cold maceration. Alcoholic fermentation then began using native yeasts whilst cap management was conducted with rack-and-returns. The time between crushing and pressing was approximately 20 days. Immediately after malolactic fermentation the wine was matured in 3,500 litre untoasted Foudres for 18 months and spent a further six months in bottle before release.

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14.5% abv
Altos Las Hormigas Valle De Uco Malbec Reserva 2014
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