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Altos las Hormigas Malbec Clásico Mendoza, 2018

$12.00
Altos las Hormigas Malbec Clásico Mendoza, 2018

Altos las Hormigas Malbec Clásico Mendoza, 2018

$12.00
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100% Malbec.  

In 1995 Alberto Antonini, a well-known Tuscan winemaker, and Antonio Morescalchi, a young entrepreneur, took a trip to visit the burgeoning wine areas of South America. It only took one stop to find what they were looking for. They were immediately impressed by the vineyards thriving in the high altitude and dry climate of Mendoza, and were captivated by the whispered traditions and blend of cultures.

They purchased 206 hectares (530 acres) in the rural township of Lujan de Cuyo for the future Estate of Altos Las Hormigas. When the vineyards were planted in 1996 workers faced a stiff altercation with the local ant colonies. The ants loved to feed on the tender sprouts of our newly-planted young vines, often reducing months of man labor to nothing, all in a single night. The workers refused to poison the ants and started looking for natural ways to deflect their attention. During this time they commented that the ants were the “real” owners of the place and seemed to cover enormous ground and accomplish great tasks despite their miniscule size. In Argentina we have saying: “un trabajo de hormigas” or “a job for ants” which describes a humble, patient, and dedicated work. We decided to name our venture after the hard-working, team-playing hormiga, which is emblematic of our history and has become a symbol of good luck.

Our vision has always been to create a melting pot of cultures, experience, and insight- each member contributing towards one unwavering goal: to create authentic wines that speak of their origin. Combine the strong wine cultures of Italy, Argentina, Chile and California, then add in a Terroir PhD, worldwide winemaking experience, local viticulture, biodynamic practices and tie it all together with a strong personal bond, and we firmly believe the end result cannot be anything less than exciting.

The 2018 vintage - marked by the always present sun of Mendoza - shows in the concentrated and lively color of this wine: a bright violet red. On the nose, the variety fully unfolds, with its characteristic notes of fresh red plums, but also displaying aromas of strawberries and a subtle note of peppermint. The palate presents great intensity, character and a silky texture, highlighted by juicy red fruit flavors with an interesting note of pepper. This is a pleasure wine that lingers in the mouth.

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