Altos las Hormigas Malbec Terroir 2010
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 10C. The alcoholic fermentation begins with indigenous yeasts at 28-30C 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.
RiceSelect's creamy Arborio gets blended with sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla to create this decadent cheesecake. Pairs well with Saunternes; a white dessert wine that has hints of coconut from aging in oak barrels.
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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.
|Sugar: 2.3 grams per liter||Total Acidity: 5.30 grams per liter|
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