Altos Las Hormigas Malbec Terroir Lujan De Cuyo 2019 750ml

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100% Uco Valley with high-density vineyards located in the sub-region of La Consulta as well as two areas in Tupungato

Gravelly, alluvial soils with abundant stones and limestone presence

Hand harvested

Grapes are selected from a double selection table before going into small stainless steel tanks

Fermentation with indigenous yeasts at 24-28°C for 12 days

Each tank is tasted three times a day to determine what is needed

Aged for 18 months in concrete pools (75% of the wine) and untoasted large oak foudres (25% of the wine)

Aged for 6 months in the bottle

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Altos Las Hormigas Uco Valley Terroir Malbec 2019
This is one of the most reliable malbec producers in the Mendoza region of Argentina, with wines that are always balanced and tapered rather than sweetly fruity. Intended to express the character of the high-altitude Uco Valley, this bottle is intense yet fresh, lightly tannic and fruity, just right for burgers or skirt steak.