Altos Las Hormigas "Clásico" Malbec - Buy 2 get 1 FREE Zoom

Altos Las Hormigas "Clásico" Malbec - Buy 2 get 1 FREE

2017 | Argentina | Mendoza 750 ml | 13.50 %
  • Tastes like
  • Berry
  • Plum
  • Spicy (mix)
  • Good with
  • Beef
  • Lamb
  • Cheese
  • Its also
  • Ecological
  • 90+
  • Product details


    Founded in 1995 by a consortium of prominent Italian winemakers, Altos Las Hormigas has quickly become a serious player in the world of Malbec. They have been developing an appellation system in Mendoza, to showcase Malbec’s diversity of expression according to its origin.

    Malbec Clásico is fully representative of Altos Las Hormigas' style -- joyful and fresh. From 25-45 year old vines, grown 800 metres above sea level, this wine has a lifted, fruity nose of plums and berries, complemented with earthy, herbal notes. Bright and juicy on the palate, with a wonderful energy; ripe red and dark forest fruit, and a savoury palate with a refreshing fruity finish. Rated 92/100 from Decanter and 91/100 from Tim Atkin (MW)

    Variety Description


    Malbec is a purple grape variety used in making red wine. The grapes tend to have an inky dark color and robust tannins, and are known as one of the six grapes allowed in the blend of red Bordeaux wine. The Malbec grape is a thin-skinned grape and needs more sun and heat than either Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot to mature.

    Country Description


    The Argentine wine industry is the fifth largest producer of wine in the world, but consuming 90% of the wine it produces themselves. The most important wine regions of the country are located in the provinces of Mendoza, San Juan and La Rioja with the Mendoza province producing more than 60% of the Argentine wine. Due to the high altitude and low humidity of the main wine producing regions, Argentine vineyards rarely face the problems of insects, fungi, molds and other grape diseases that affect vineyards in other countries. There are many different varieties of grapes in Argentina, reflecting the country's many immigrant groups. The French brought Malbec, which makes most of Argentina's best known wines. Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Chardonnay and other international varieties are also becoming more widely planted.

    Region Description


    The Mendoza Province is one of Argentina's most important wine regions, accounting for nearly two-thirds of the country's entire wine production. Located in the eastern foothills of the Andes, in the shadow of Mount Aconcagua, vineyards are planted at the some of the highest altitudes in the world with the average site located 600–1,100 meters above sea level. The pink-skinned grapes of Criolla Grande and Cereza account for more than a quarter of all plantings but Malbec is the region's most important planting followed closely by Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo and Chardonnay.