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Altos las Hormigas Malbec Terroir 2010

Winemaker's Notes:

Grapes from different vineyards are vinified separately before the final blend. The grapes are selected from a double selection table and are gently pressed before the cold maceration process begins in small stainless steel tanks for 5 days at 10C. The alcoholic fermentation begins with indigenous yeasts at 28-30C for 12 days, preferring a long maceration. Three rack-and-returns take place during this time, together with three pump-overs each day, for the best extraction. 65% aged in French oak barrels, 35% unoaked.

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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
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Tasting Notes:

The geological intensity of Uco Valley is reflected in this deep red, violet hued Malbec. Vivid notes of strawberry, ripe cherry and blueberry are wrapped in a balance of smoke, minerality and chocolate, resulting in a complex and elegant Malbec specific to its terroir. On the palate the texture is lively, ample and pleasant, with round tannins in harmony with the natural acidity and juicy fruit provided by the maturity of the berries. A profound finish, long and delicate.

Grapes from different vineyards are vinified separately before the final blend. The grapes are selected from a double selection table and are gently pressed before the cold maceration process begins in small stainless steel tanks for 5 days at 10C. The alcoholic fermentation begins with indigenous yeasts at 28-30C for 12 days, preferring a long maceration. Three rack-and-returns take place during this time, together with three pump-overs each day, for the best extraction. 65% aged in French oak barrels, 35% unoaked.

Wine Specs:

Sugar: 2.3 grams per liter Total Acidity: 5.30 grams per liter

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