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Altos Las Hormigas, Mendoza Malbec Clasico , Argentina 2016

ABV: 13.5% Vol

Grape: Malbec

Bottle Size: (1.5 litres) – View Bottle Sizes

£38.00

Price includes gift packaging and gift tag

We say…..A delightfully fresh Argentinian Malbec! A great choice for red wine lovers.

Mendoza Malbec Clasico is from the Altos Las Hormigas Estate which is based in Lujan de Cuyo in Argentina.  This area was the first officially recognised appellation in Mendoza and is one of the region’s premium vine growing areas.  This lovely Malbec is a deep violet-red colour and is all about freshness on the palate.  The Estate it comes from is known as a specialist Malbec producer and has the reputation of being one of the contry’s top five producers of this particular variety.  

Alberto Antonini and fellow Tuscan Antonio Morescalchi were so impressed with the vineyards in the area around Mendoza that they bought this Estate with a few friends after visiting the area in 1995.  The Estate covers 88 hectares with 56 of these in production.  The vineyards in Lujan de Cuyo have fine, silty-sandy soils with good drainage which encourages deep root development.  The area has a semi-desert climate with hot days, cool nights and little rainfall.  The soils are deep which delays ripening and avoids hydrological stress.

Harvest occurs from February to April when grapes have optimal ripeness, smooth tannins and fresh natural acidity.  Grapes from different vineyards are vinified separately.  After a careful double sorting process, the grapes are gently pressed and fermented with indigenous yeasts in order to express the character of each of the selected vineyards.  Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks for about 10 days at temperatures of 24-28 degrees celsius.  Each tank is tasted three times a day to determine what is needed to make the perfect blend.  After blending, the wine is then aged for a minimum of 9 months in concrete vats.

The Altos Las Hormigas Estate which produces this Mendoza Malbec Clasico certainly lives up to it’s reputation as a Malbec specialist with this lovely wine.  Our Magnum of Malbec, equivalent to 2 standard bottles of wine, is deliciously juicy and fresh.  If you’re wanting a great value Malbec to tickle your tastebuds, this is it!

 

 

All our magnums and jeroboams come securely packaged in a beautiful presentation tube and are supplied with a gift tag. The even bigger bottles are packaged in sturdy wooden boxes and are also supplied with a gift tag. If you are ordering a big bottle as a gift and would like it delivered directly to the recipient, please fill in the information below before adding to basket and we will personally hand write the gift tag for you. You will be given the opportunity to add a separate delivery address at the checkout stage. You can make multiple gift purchases in one order by following this procedure for each product purchase.

If you would prefer the product to be sent to your own address, just click the 'Add to Basket' button. We will then include a blank gift tag for you to fill in personally along with your presentation bottle.

Please note: If you would like to order multiple big bottles without presentation tubes, or wooden boxes, please email us with your requirements and we can provide a quotation for delivery of commercially wrapped wines.

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