Altos Las Hormigas Mendoza Tinto 2019
A lively, fresh and fruity blend of classic Argentine varieties. Delicious BBQ Red.
A wonderful, medium bodied blend from Altos Las Hormigas in Mendoza. A blend of 48% Bonarda , 45% Malbec, 7% Semillon producing a bright and attractive wine with loads of fresh fruit character and lively acidity.
Wine: ALTOS LAS HORMIGAS Mendoza Tinto
Producer: Altos Las Hormigas
Region/Country: Mendoza, Argentina
Grape/s: Bondarda, Malbec, Semillon
Production Method: Sustainable viticulture, Vegan and Vegetarian suitable
Style: Bright and smooth, a classic medium-bodied red
Pairing Suggestion: BBQ 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 counterparts, 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.