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Mendoza Malbec Clásico

Argentina (75cl)

£13.99

Showing availability for delivery on Friday 3rd December

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Sustainably farmed

Description

VINTAGE – 2019

VARIETY – Malbec

ABV – 13.5%

Produced in:

Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina

Altos Las Hormigas says

Grown at an altitude of 1000m and aged for 9 months in concrete. This Malbec is deep violet-red in colour. The nose displays characteristic notes of red fruits, raspberries and freshly picked plums with white pepper. This wine is all about freshness - the palate is supple and juicy, with soft but structured tannins and a long finish.

Storage Information and Shelf-life

Store in a cool, dry place.

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Meet Altos Las Hormigas

Mendoza, Argentina

They returned to Tuscany powerfully impressed not only by the region, but also by the unexplored potential of Malbec, a grape that had a strong local tradition but was largely ignored and misunderstood. While the rest of the wine world saw Mendoza struggling to shed its bulk wine image, the two young Italians saw Mendoza as a place where traditional viticultural values and unblemished land could be reinvigorated with a modern winemaking approach and international experience. Instead of planting Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, as many others were doing during the 1990s, the team decided to invest their confidence in Malbec. Today, Malbec is the varietal for which Argentina is best known. Against all odds they cemented their vision to become Terroir Specialists Shortly after, two friends and business partners, also enthused by the idea, joined the venture: Attilio Pagli, a renowned Tuscan winemaker with two 100 point-scoring wines in his personal record and Carlos Vazquez, an Argentine Agronomist, who work for 20 years with the early Catena group, planting new varieties, developing previously unknown vineyard sites and contributing greatly to the qualitative change of Argentine viticulture early on.

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