AR-ALH-21-18

Malbec, 'Appellation Altamira', Altos Las Hormigas

Malbec, 'Appellation Altamira', Altos Las Hormigas
  • 100% Malbec from the Jardin Altamira vineyard site – one of Altos las Hormigas’ estate vineyard sites
  • Native yeast fermentation
  • Aged for 18 months in untoasted foudres and then 12 months in bottle
  • Low vintage yield in 2017
Producer:
Vintage:
2018
Country:
Argentina
Region:
Mendoza
Appellation:
Valle de Uco
Variety:
Malbec
Color:
Red

Press & Reviews

Vinous Media

Score:
91
Date:
2020-10-01
Review:
Appellation Paraje Altamira explores the more austere side of Malbec. It was harvested quite early and aged in foudres. The nose offers violet, thyme and blackberry as part of a markedly reductive profile. Juicy on the palate with fine tannins, chalk and a restrained feel; the freshness is key. Persistent with an herbal profile. Regular drinkers of Malbec might well be caught unawares: this is a statement wine.