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Altos Las Hormigas Valle de Uco Malbec Terroir 2016

100% Malbec harvested by hand from a blend of high density vineyards located in the Valle de Uco sub-regions of Vista Flores, Altamira and San Carlos.

Grapes were vinified separately, then selected and gently pressed before cold maceration in stainless steel tanks for 5 days at 10ºC. Alcoholic fermentation began with indigenous yeasts at 28-30ºC for 12 days, with a long maceration. Three rack-and-returns took place during this time, together with three pump-overs each day. 50% was aged unoaked in cement piletas for 12 months, 25% in stainless steel vats, and the remaining 25% in untoasted large oak foudres.

Winemaker's Comments

A beautiful bouquet of sweet cherry, fresh cranberries, herbal tea and Andean mountain grass. Crisp and round on the palate, the wine adds violet and mint nuances to the bright red fruit. The finish is fresh and long, maintaining a wonderful balance of acid and tannin structure.

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