Altos las Hormigas Appellation Altamira Malbec 2020 750ml
SKU: 06431

Altos las Hormigas Appellation Altamira Malbec 2020

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Category Red Wine
Origin Argentina, Uco Valley
Brand Altos las Hormigas
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
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The 2020 Malbec Appellation Altamira was produced with 100% organic grapes from their Jardín Altamira property at 1,200 meters in altitude. This is the first vintage from the new plantings, and the wine doesn't show it; it has depth and complexity, showing how the place is often more important than the age of the vines. It fermented in concrete with indigenous yeasts and 30% full clusters and matured 50% in concrete and the other 50% in untoasted 3,500-liter French oak foudres for 20 months. It has 13.5% alcohol, and even in a warm and dry year like 2020, this Altamira comes through as very balanced and fresh, with notes of aromatic herbs, expressive and open. It has a serious palate, balanced, medium-bodied and dry, with a chalky texture and the seriousness from the cooler years. It seems to transcend the vintage. 11,400 bottles were filled in July 2022.

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The 2020 Malbec Appellation Paraje Altamira was 75% aged in foudres. Purple in the glass. The nose offers notes of violets, herbs, sour cherry and hints of thyme. Brood and compact with a degree of fat, prominent freshness, grip, chalk and a firm, juicy flow, this is a rich, layered, long-lasting wine.

September 2022

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