Altos Las Hormigas Tinto 2018 750ml

size
750ml
country
Argentina
region
Cuyo
appellation
Mendoza
89
JS
89
VM
Additional vintages
2018 2017
89
JS
Rated 89 by James Suckling
Fresh and lively, blue and red fruit with herbal and spicy notes coming through. Succulent, crunchy plums on the palate with soft tannin. Very easygoing and quaffable, though a little simple. Needs food. A blend of 48% bonarda, 45% malbec and 7% semillon. Drink now. ... More details
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Altos Las Hormigas Tinto 2018 750ml

SKU 840549
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Professional Ratings
89
JS
89
VM
89
JS
Rated 89 by James Suckling
Fresh and lively, blue and red fruit with herbal and spicy notes coming through. Succulent, crunchy plums on the palate with soft tannin. Very easygoing and quaffable, though a little simple. Needs food. A blend of 48% bonarda, 45% malbec and 7% semillon. Drink now.
89
VM
Rated 89 by Vinous Media
Made with grapes from Luján and the Uco Valley, this is a blend of 48% Malbec with 7% Semillón, co-fermented with 45% Bonarda. Having spent nine months in concrete, it is a bright reddish-purple in color with a fruity, vinous nose that veers between plum, phosphorus and graphite notes. Juicy and fresh, with a terse texture and smooth feel, this is an eminently gastronomic wine.
Product Details
size
750ml
country
Argentina
region
Cuyo
appellation
Mendoza
Additional vintages
2018 2017
Overview
Rated 89 - Made with grapes from Luján and the Uco Valley, this is a blend of 48% Malbec with 7% Semillón, co-fermented with 45% Bonarda. Having spent nine months in concrete, it is a bright reddish-purple in color with a fruity, vinous nose that veers between plum, phosphorus and graphite notes. Juicy and fresh, with a terse texture and smooth feel, this is an eminently gastronomic wine.
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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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barrel

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.
fields

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.