Altos las Hormigas Classico Malbec 2017 - Stone Gate Wine & Spirits

Altos las Hormigas Classico Malbec 2017

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Altos las Hormigas Classico Malbec 2017

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This vintage of our Malbec Clásico is fully representative of Altos Las Hormigas style, as the joyful and fresh expression of Mendoza Malbec. Displaying a bright ruby red color, this wine has a fruity nose of plums and raspberries complemented with herbal notes. The first palate shows supple tannins with a balanced acidity that is the secret of its freshness. Notes of crisp red fruits fill the mouth, with a soft texture and a long finish. Food Pairing: This is a pleasant wine, ideal to pair with various dishes, from red meats to pasta or grilled vegetables.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region Argentina, Mendoza
Brand Altos las Hormigas
Alcohol/vol 13%
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Wine AdvocateThe young and unoaked 2017 Malbec Clásico was cropped from a transition year between El Niño and La Niña and was produced mainly with grapes from Luján de Cuyo. It fermented in stainless steel with native yeasts and aged in concrete vats for no less than nine months. I find it to be a little grapey and, compared with the 2016s, a little riper. It's fruit-driven and straightforward, juicy and not terribly complex. It has some of the violet aromas and flavors from the variety, with good freshness and tension.

Luis Gutierrez, June 29, 2018