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Altos las Hormigas 'Reserva' Malbec 2009
Grapes from different plots are vinified separately before the final blend. The destemmed and softly pressed grapes go into small stainless steel tanks for 2 days at 10°c, for cold maceration. Alcoholic fermentation then begins using native yeasts whilst cap management is conducted with rack-and-returns. The time between crushing and pressing is approximately 20 days. Immediately after malolactic fermentation the wine moves to tight grain, French oak barrels (50% new, 50% second use) for 18 months.
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External Reviews for Altos las Hormigas 'Reserva' Malbec
Deep colour, with a brilliant purple rim. An intense nose, with a fine, floral perfume alongside the ripe red fruit. There are hints of undergrowth, graphite and smoked walnut too. The palate is rich and mouthfilling, with smooth tannins that support the wine well. On the finish, alongside the floral and fruit flavours, mineral complexity lingers. .To drink from 2012 to 2018! Altos Las Hormigas Website
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A brilliant, purple-red Malbec with an enticing nose of flowers, ripe red and black fruits mixed with subtle notes of graphite and flint stone. The complexity of the nose develops further with time and air. The palate is creamy, almost greedy with satisfying volume and softness. Fresh, juicy red fruit in the mouth confirms the first impression on the nose. Round, firm tannins, a backbone of well-integrated acidity and bright fruit present a complex and balanced wine. The complexity has developed greatly by ageing in barrel. This multi-layered wine benefits greatly from decanting an hour before drinking. The wine will continue to evolve for 7 to 10 years if well maintained.
Dietary Information: All-Natural
6500 cases produced.
Notes: 50% New, 50% Second Use.
|Sugar: 2.90 grams per liter||Total Acidity: 6.4 grams per liter|
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