Altos las Hormigas Malbec Clasico 2011

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Producer: "The Altos Estate was founded in 1995, and is now owned by a group of Italian wine professionals. Winemaker...

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At the (reduced) price in British Columbia, this wine has the usual Mendoza power and mild rusticity (dry mountain herbs and aromatic wood) we have... Read more

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Mendoza, ArgentinaAltos Las Hormigas Malbec is an outstanding red wine gem from Argentina. In 1995, Alberto Antonini, a well-known Tuscan winemaker... Read more

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Snooth User: zufrieden
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3.50 5
11/10/2012

At the (reduced) price in British Columbia, this wine has the usual Mendoza power and mild rusticity (dry mountain herbs and aromatic wood) we have come to enjoy. The nose is spiced and redolent of dried cranberries and boxwood. The entry is rich and slightly warm with some tentacled angularity. More balanced and structured than many Argentine wines at this very modest price point. Highly recommended for the financially strapped; buy a case. Gotta like the name Ant Heights. 89 points.


Snooth User: agrips1
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4.00 5
12/08/2012

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External Review
02/28/2012

Mendoza, ArgentinaAltos Las Hormigas Malbec is an outstanding red wine gem from Argentina. In 1995, Alberto Antonini, a well-known Tuscan winemaker, and Antonio Morescalchi, a young entrepreneur, took a trip to visit the major viticultural areas of Argentina. They returned powerfully impressed by the potential of Malbec in the Mendoza appellation. Later that year they purchased 216 hectares of vineyards in Lujn de Cuyo, and Altos Las Hormigas was born. The estate's success story continues with the new 2011 Malbec. Wine & Spirits reported in April 2010 that Altos Las Hormigas Malbec is the #2 most popular Argentine wine in US restaurants. Winemakers are Alberto Antonini and Attilio Pagli. Altos Las Hormigas Malbec is deep garnet-purple in color with a beautiful nose of plums, raspberries, mocha, spice and mineral notes. It has full body, soft tannins and well integrated oak. Rich and silky on the palate, it is long and elegant on the finish.Enjoy Altos Las Hormigas Malbec over the next 7-8 years with grilled steak, beef empanadas, hearty pastas, pizza and cheeses.


External Review
01/30/2014

Mendoza, ArgentinaAltos Las Hormigas Malbec is an outstanding red wine gem from Argentina. In 1995, Alberto Antonini, a well-known Tuscan winemaker, and Antonio Morescalchi, a young entrepreneur, took a trip to visit the major viticultural areas of Argentina. They returned powerfully impressed by the potential of Malbec in the Mendoza appellation. Later that year they purchased 216 hectares of vineyards in Lujn de Cuyo, and Altos Las Hormigas was born. The estate's success story continues with the new 2012 Malbec. Wine & Spirits reported in April 2010 that Altos Las Hormigas Malbec is the #2 most popular Argentine wine in US restaurants. Winemakers are Alberto Antonini and Attilio Pagli. Altos Las Hormigas Malbec is deep garnet-purple in color with a beautiful nose of plums, raspberries, mocha, spice and mineral notes. It has full body, soft tannins and well integrated oak. Rich and silky on the palate, it is long and elegant on the finish.Enjoy Altos Las Hormigas Malbec over the next 7-8 years with grilled steak, beef empanadas, hearty pastas, pizza and cheeses.


External Review
02/29/2012

Supple, pure fruit expressions and a clean fresh finish.


Ratings & Tags for Altos las Hormigas Malbec Clasico

1006837 Snooth User: michi66f
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3.50 5
02/06/2012

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09/09/2012

Winemaker's Notes:

Producer: "The Altos Estate was founded in 1995, and is now owned by a group of Italian wine professionals. Winemakers Alberto Antonini and Attilio Pagli focus specifically on Bonarda and Malbec varietals. The grapes are hand picked in vineyards located in La Consulta and Vista Flores in the Uco Valley; and Vistalba, Perdriel and Las Compuertas in Lujan de Cuyo. Yield: 7 ton/ha -14,5 Hl/Acre." "Altos Las Hormigas was conceived in 1995, successively followed by their first bottling in 2007. Located in Lujan de Cayo, Mendoza, Argentina this is a venture that speaks Spanish with an Italian accent. The founders of Altos recognized the enormous potential and exciting challenge of old vine Malbec grown in the warm climate of Mendoza and aimed to craft supple, deeply fruited and concentrated wines. Lujan de Cayo, Argentina's first designated appellation-in 1993, is particularly adaptable for vineyards. Altos' vineyards, located at approximately 800m above sea level, with sufficient access to water from the nearby Andes and moderate summer rainfall help Malbec thrive in this region. In addition to their range of classico to single vineyard Malbecs Altos also produces a Bonarda. This Italian grape variety from Piedmont and the Oltrepo-Pavese region has enjoyed much greater success in the rich soils and generous climate of Argentina." - Importer

Producer: "The Altos Estate was founded in 1995, and is now owned by a group of Italian wine professionals. Winemakers Alberto Antonini and Attilio Pagli focus specifically on Bonarda and Malbec varietals. The grapes are hand picked in vineyards located in La Consulta and Vista Flores in the Uco Valley; and Vistalba, Perdriel and Las Compuertas in Lujan de Cuyo. Yield: 7 ton/ha -14,5 Hl/Acre." "Altos Las Hormigas was conceived in 1995, successively followed by their first bottling in 2007. Located in Lujan de Cayo, Mendoza, Argentina this is a venture that speaks Spanish with an Italian accent. The founders of Altos recognized the enormous potential and exciting challenge of old vine Malbec grown in the warm climate of Mendoza and aimed to craft supple, deeply fruited and concentrated wines. Lujan de Cayo, Argentina's first designated appellation-in 1993, is particularly adaptable for vineyards. Altos' vineyards, located at approximately 800m above sea level, with sufficient access to water from the nearby Andes and moderate summer rainfall help Malbec thrive in this region. In addition to their range of classico to single vineyard Malbecs Altos also produces a Bonarda. This Italian grape variety from Piedmont and the Oltrepo-Pavese region has enjoyed much greater success in the rich soils and generous climate of Argentina." - Importer

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