LHO-066

Malbec, ‘Appellation Vista Flores’, Altos Las Hormigas

This Malbec stems from the alluvial terrace of Vista Flores, lying at 1,150 meters above sea level. There, limestones covered pebbles and gravels occupy 80% of the soil volume, granting to the wine elegance and minerality. 5% of clay in the fine matrix allow Malbec to express luscious fruit flavors, as well as a characteristic potency on the palate.

The grapes go through a double selection process and are released by gravity into small stainless steel tanks for pre-fermentation maceration for 7 days, then fermentation occurs with indigenous yeasts. In order to maintain careful, gentle handling, pumping is not used. The cap is rotated by manual pigeage throughout the fermentation, and once this is completed, post-fermentation maceration begins for 4 days. The wine was matured in 3,500 liter untoasted Foudres for 18 months, and then 12 more months in the bottle.

Producer:
Vintage:
2013
Country:
Argentina
Region:
Mendoza
Appellation:
Valle de Uco
Variety:
Malbec
Color:
Red
Case Pack:
6
Bottle Size:
750

Tasting Notes

A complex and perfect expression of Malbec. This wine is inky in color, nearly black. The bouquet fills your nose with red, black and blue fruit, lavender, roasted meat and forest vegetation. The round, full mouthfeel adds layers of fruit and minerality. A big, but not fat wine, the acid and tannins are perfectly balanced and structured. There is quite a bit of minerality on the long finish.

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