A pure fruited Malbec from one of Argentina’s top sustainable producers.
Altos Las Hormigas aim to produce a more refined style of Malbec, focusing on fruit purity and drinkability. Deeply coloured with a plum and blackberry core alongside chocolate and white pepper. Extremely pleasing.
Wine: ALTOS LAS HORMIGAS Mendoza Malbec Clásico 2018
Producer: Altos Las Hormigas
Region/Country: Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina
Production Method: Practicing Biodynamic and Organic, Vegan and Vegetarian suitable
Style: Dark fruited, supple and juicy yet fresh.
Pairing Suggestion: Roasted meats
Profile: Malbec typically produces deeply coloured wines with exuberant juiciness and a range of fruit and herbal character depending on where it is grown. It is one of the traditional Bordeaux varieties, and is the major grape in Cahors where it is known as Côt. Here it shows cassis and blackcurrant flavour and medicinal herbal freshness. It is often blended with higher tannin varieties to add fleshy structure. Malbec has been extremely successful in South America, responsible for bringing Argentinian wine to the global market. These wines show more freshness and vibrant fruit than their French coutnerparts, and are often barrel aged and long lived.
Classic Regions: Cahors (France), Mendoza, Salta (Argentina), Clare Valley (South Australia), Chile
Altos Las Hormigas
A biodynamic approach in the vineyard, as well as minimal intervention in the winery – including natural yeasts, a move from oak to concrete for the Malbec Clásico as well as the use of large, neutral oak for ageing the single vineyard wines – are practices dictated by Altos Las Hormigas' philosophy to ensure the wine stays true to its place of origin.