Altos Las Hormigas Bonarda Colonia Las Liebres 2020 750ml

size
750ml
country
Argentina
region
Cuyo
appellation
Mendoza
WA
90
Additional vintages
2020 2019 2018 2013
WA
90
Rated 90 by Wine Advocate
They define their approachable and very affordable red 2020 Colonia Las Liebres Bonarda Clásica, a wine created in 2003 that has had great commercial success, as a bistrot or trattoria wine that they started to give relevance to the grape, the most planted in Argentina, that until then was relegated to blends and anonymous table wines. The house style is to keep moderate alcohol and good freshness that this year blends 90% of their grapes from Luján de Cuyo and, for the first time, 10% grapes from their new property Jardín de Altamira where the limestone soils and higher altitude already add tension to the wine even in a warmer year like 2020. It fermented in 3,000-liter stainless steel vats with indigenous yeasts and matured in concrete. It has a very expressive nose with notes of wild herbs and plants, very juicy and tasty, primary and straightforward, medium-bodied and balanced. This is very easy to drink and really very good for what it is. 115,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in September 2020. ... More details
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Altos Las Hormigas Bonarda Colonia Las Liebres 2020 750ml

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WA
90
WA
90
Rated 90 by Wine Advocate
They define their approachable and very affordable red 2020 Colonia Las Liebres Bonarda Clásica, a wine created in 2003 that has had great commercial success, as a bistrot or trattoria wine that they started to give relevance to the grape, the most planted in Argentina, that until then was relegated to blends and anonymous table wines. The house style is to keep moderate alcohol and good freshness that this year blends 90% of their grapes from Luján de Cuyo and, for the first time, 10% grapes from their new property Jardín de Altamira where the limestone soils and higher altitude already add tension to the wine even in a warmer year like 2020. It fermented in 3,000-liter stainless steel vats with indigenous yeasts and matured in concrete. It has a very expressive nose with notes of wild herbs and plants, very juicy and tasty, primary and straightforward, medium-bodied and balanced. This is very easy to drink and really very good for what it is. 115,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in September 2020.
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Although originally an Italian grape variety from Piedmont and the Oltrepo-Pavese region, the Bonarda grape has enjoyed much greater success in the rich soils and generous climate of Argentina, where it is one of the main grape varieties grown. The wine is dense, inky, and purple, with a rustic, hearty juiciness, ripe acidity, and warm tannins, perfect for any meal and barbeques. The grapes come from the warmer regions of Rivadavia and East Mendoza.
Product Details
size
750ml
country
Argentina
region
Cuyo
appellation
Mendoza
Additional vintages
2020 2019 2018 2013
Overview
Rated 90 - They define their approachable and very affordable red 2020 Colonia Las Liebres Bonarda Clásica, a wine created in 2003 that has had great commercial success, as a bistrot or trattoria wine that they started to give relevance to the grape, the most planted in Argentina, that until then was relegated to blends and anonymous table wines. The house style is to keep moderate alcohol and good freshness that this year blends 90% of their grapes from Luján de Cuyo and, for the first time, 10% grapes from their new property Jardín de Altamira where the limestone soils and higher altitude already add tension to the wine even in a warmer year like 2020. It fermented in 3,000-liter stainless steel vats with indigenous yeasts and matured in concrete. It has a very expressive nose with notes of wild herbs and plants, very juicy and tasty, primary and straightforward, medium-bodied and balanced. This is very easy to drink and really very good for what it is. 115,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in September 2020.
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Region: Cuyo

The historic mountainous region of Cuyo in central-west Argentina, remains the nation's key wine producing area to this day, producing over eighty percent of the country's wines. Argentinian wines have gone from strength to strength over the past few decades, and it is undoubtedly the region of Cuyo which produces Argentina's most characterful and representative wines. Cuyo's dry and arid soil, rich in iron and other minerals has proven to be an ideal environment for the cultivation of Malbec grapes, alongside several other varietals which thrive in the hot climate and reach full ripeness each autumn, expressing their fruit-forward character. The vineyards of Cuyo are fed by the great Desaguadero River and its tributaries, helped by the extensive irrigation projects which have been undertaken over the past century.
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Country: Argentina

Anyone who has been the Mendoza area of Argentina may be surprised to find that this is one of the primary wine regions of the country, now comfortably sitting as the fifth largest producer of wine in the world. The Mendoza is an incredibly dry and arid desert, which receives as little as two hundred millimeters of rainfall per year, and supports very little life at all. We can thank the ancient technologies of the Huarpes Indians for Argentina's current booming wine trade, as they managed to irrigate the region by digging channels from the Mendoza river, thus creating an area which had enough access to water with which to grow vines. Not only this, but the grape which Argentina primarily uses for their wines – Malbec – actually flourishes in such conditions, as it is less likely to suffer from the rot it so often finds in the considerably damper regions of Europe it has its origins in. Such expertise and foresight has resulted in Argentina being able to produce high quality wines of both red and white types, with Malbec, Bonarda and Cabernet Sauvignon dominating the vineyards for red wines, and Torrontés, Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc making up for most of the white wine produced there.
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Region: Cuyo

The historic mountainous region of Cuyo in central-west Argentina, remains the nation's key wine producing area to this day, producing over eighty percent of the country's wines. Argentinian wines have gone from strength to strength over the past few decades, and it is undoubtedly the region of Cuyo which produces Argentina's most characterful and representative wines. Cuyo's dry and arid soil, rich in iron and other minerals has proven to be an ideal environment for the cultivation of Malbec grapes, alongside several other varietals which thrive in the hot climate and reach full ripeness each autumn, expressing their fruit-forward character. The vineyards of Cuyo are fed by the great Desaguadero River and its tributaries, helped by the extensive irrigation projects which have been undertaken over the past century.
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Country: Argentina

Anyone who has been the Mendoza area of Argentina may be surprised to find that this is one of the primary wine regions of the country, now comfortably sitting as the fifth largest producer of wine in the world. The Mendoza is an incredibly dry and arid desert, which receives as little as two hundred millimeters of rainfall per year, and supports very little life at all. We can thank the ancient technologies of the Huarpes Indians for Argentina's current booming wine trade, as they managed to irrigate the region by digging channels from the Mendoza river, thus creating an area which had enough access to water with which to grow vines. Not only this, but the grape which Argentina primarily uses for their wines – Malbec – actually flourishes in such conditions, as it is less likely to suffer from the rot it so often finds in the considerably damper regions of Europe it has its origins in. Such expertise and foresight has resulted in Argentina being able to produce high quality wines of both red and white types, with Malbec, Bonarda and Cabernet Sauvignon dominating the vineyards for red wines, and Torrontés, Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc making up for most of the white wine produced there.