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  Altos las Hormigas "Appellation Vista Flores" Malbec 2012 (Mendoza, Argentina)
Altos las Hormigas Appellation Vista Flores Malbec


 
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Limited Release: One bottle per customer please.
(92 - 94) Points - Wine Advocate
100% of Altos las Hormigas "Appellation Vista Flores" Malbec stems from the alluvial terrace of Vista Flores, lying at 1,150 meters above sea level. 5% of the soil is clay and about 80% of the soil volume consists of limestone covered pebbles and gravels, granting to the wine elegance and minerality. The grapes go through a double selection process and are released by gravity into small stainless steel tanks for pre-fermentation maceration at 5C for 7 days. Alcoholic fermentation is performed with indigenous yeasts at 24C for 15 days and post-fermentation maceration is performed for 4 days. Finally the wine is matured in 3,500 ltr untoasted Foudres for 18 months, and 12 months in the bottle. Prior to the bottling the wine went through a coarse filtration to ensure no interference with the quality of the wine.

Dark ruby in color, Altos las Hormigas "Appellation Vista Flores" Malbec offers a complex, aromatic nose with notes of red current, black cherry, pomegranate, licorice, and mint with a hint of leather. The well rounded, full-bodied palate offers aromas of red and blue fruits, spice and herbs, leading to a long finish accented by touch of dark chocolate.

"The 2012 again transcends the vintage and feels really fresh, aromatic, and showy, lots of violets, spice and herbs, medium-bodied, with sophisticated tannins, very drinkable. Drink 2015-2020." - Wine Advocate

Product of Argentina
Alcohol by Volume: 15%

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