Altos las Hormigas Appellation Gualtallary Malbec 2018 750ml - Vine Republic
Altos las Hormigas Appellation Gualtallary Malbec 2018 750ml
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Altos las Hormigas Appellation Gualtallary Malbec 2018

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750ml
$42.98

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Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region Argentina, Mendoza, Alto Vale de Uco
Brand Altos las Hormigas
Alcohol/vol 13%
Fresh fruit flavors and a strong but well-integrated roundness on the palate.
Wine Advocate
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The site-specific 2018 Malbec Appellation Gualtallary comes from specific soils, two plots that they believe transmit the maximum expression of limestone to Malbec, giving a structured wine with fine-grained tannins but a little wild. The vines are on stony and gravelly soils with a high percentage of limestone and sand with around 3% clay at 1,300 meters in altitude. The grapes fermented in small concrete vats with indigenous yeasts at some 25 degrees Celsius for 15 days. It matured in untoasted 3,500-liter French oak foudres for 18 months and no less than 12 months in bottle. This comes from sandy soils and very low yields that give it chalkier tannins and a savage way. This has a slightly rustic touch, vertical and with some lightness. There's always a fresh touch of aromatic herbs (thyme and rockrose), with a textured palate and very tasty and clean flavors in the finish. 20,600 bottles were filled in September 2019.

March 31, 2021
James Suckling
  • js94

Pretty, floral and crushed-fruit aromas with raspberry, blueberry, hibiscus and citrus zest. Olives, dried spices and gravel, too. Toasted oak. It’s medium-to full-bodied with firm, silky tannins and bright acidity. Wonderfully fresh and layered. Drink or hold.

February 3, 2022