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Altos las Hormigas Malbec 2006

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A dark red, terroir-driven fruit bomb with a generous nose of plums, dark cherries, berries and good notes of earth. It is lush and velvety, with folds of dark fruit. With beautiful balance and such opulence, this wine is sure to please.

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Altos las Hormigas:
The property is situated in the township of Lujan de Cuyo, on a gentle slope at about 800 meters above sea level, facing the Andes range in the East, protected westward by a minor geological fold. The estate's total area is 206 hectares, 45 of which planted. The only varietal planted is Malbec, clones are obtained from careful field selection. The vineyards have a density of over 4,000 p... Read more
The property is situated in the township of Lujan de Cuyo, on a gentle slope at about 800 meters above sea level, facing the Andes range in the East, protected westward by a minor geological fold. The estate's total area is 206 hectares, 45 of which planted. The only varietal planted is Malbec, clones are obtained from careful field selection. The vineyards have a density of over 4,000 plants per hectare, and were planted between 1996 and 1999, free of root stock and raised with the guyot method. At the heart of the property stands the 2,000 square meter cellar with its capacity for 16,000 hectolitres plus approximately 900 hectolitre capacity in small oak. Completed in 2001, the cellar was designed to have minimal impact on the territory, respecting the local traditional architecture. Inside, however, it is designed to achieve the very best technical conditions, such as temperature control, hygienic impeccability and a streamlined functionality with respect to all wine making processes. Indeed, sobriety and functionality have been our guidelines in every respect. Read less

Member Reviews for Altos las Hormigas Malbec

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Snooth User: joshwoodward
129954234
4.00 5
05/15/2009

Tannic, fruit bomb, blackberry. Balanced. Medium acid.


Snooth User: Aglianico
4011837
3.50 5
02/05/2008

Aromatic, tannic with notes of currant, tobacco and anis. Lighter palate than usually found among lower priced malbecs, so pairs well with more subtle foods. Complex, pleasing wine at this price point.


Snooth User: ochiossone
6840028
3.50 5
09/03/2008

Three and a half glasses


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Source: kybecca
07/02/2008

A top value Malbec that shows plenty of body with a rich, creamy texture.



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A dark red, terroir-driven fruit bomb with a generous nose of plums, dark cherries, berries and good notes of earth. It is lush and velvety, with folds of dark fruit. With beautiful balance and such opulence, this wine is sure to please.

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