2016 Altos Las Hormigas Malbec Appellation Gualtallary

- 750 ml
96
RP
Availability: Out of Stock
$35.95
Availability: Out of stock
Product ID
84107-750-AI

Wine Critic Reviews:

My favorite of the collection, the 2016 Malbec Appellation Gualtallary is a wild and structured expression of the grape, place and vintage... has a very perfumed nose that is intoxicating, with notes of decayed violets, wild herbs and an earthy touch. The palate is pure chalk, with mineral notes, ultra refined tannins and a dry, tasty finish. This has a similar character to the Reserve, with higher minerality and the added freshness of 2016. This has to be one of the best wines ever produced at Altos Las Hormigas...

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

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Availability Out of Stock
Vintage 2016
Format 750 ml
Color Red
Country Argentina: Argentina is a beautiful place when it comes to wine. The climate conditions in its most important sub-regions help stave off insects, molds, fungi, and other problems that would impede production. This allows the winemakers to hold off on pesticides and similar tools, making the wines that much more delicious and compelling. It's definitely possible to identify various European influences on the region's winemaking style, but what matters most is the big picture. Once you start exploring Argentine wines, it's hard to stop, because there's so much to discover. Start your journey, and learn why wine is considered Argentina's national liquor.
Producer Hormigas
Rating 96 RP
Region Mendoza: South America is a continent where you can find some of the most remarkable wines worldwide. One of the most prolific regions in this part of the world is without a doubt Mendoza, located near the Andes, in western Argentina. Winemaking in Mendoza is a tale as old as time. In the late 19th century, wine production in this region increased and that's when Argentinian wines began their journey to some of the most luxurious restaurants outside the local market. What makes Mendoza grapes so fascinating is the prolonged growing season due to warm weather during the day and much cooler nights, so an impeccable balance between rich sweetness and fantastic acidity can be reached. Mendoza wines are therefore quite tannic, with well-known minerality and consistent quality year after year. In Mendoza, you're most likely to find Criolla Grande and Cereza grape varieties, along with Malbec, maybe the most widely planted variety, and Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. This diversity contributed to Mendoza's wine tourism, featuring the National Harvest Festival celebrated in March, where you can enjoy tons of wine tasting events. Maybe you'll get a chance to meet one of the ravishing Catena Zapata blends, or a famous Malbec red called Trapiche.
Type of Wine Argentina Red: If there were ever a single word that could perfectly describe fine Argentinian wines, it would be "purity." Red wine lovers could easily become spoiled for choice when that choice involves varietals such as Malbec or Tempranillo. With a complete dedication to a given grape, each bottle tells a compelling story, so have a seat and listen.
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Varietal Malbec: Malbec is something of an oddity among red wine grape varietals. It has traditionally been considered difficult to grow and implement in France, a challenging choice that often doesn't pay off. However, once it was brought over to Argentina, the world began to realize how mind-shatteringly appealing it can be. Nowadays, Malbec wines stand toe to toe with the greatest wines of the planet as Argentina's most accomplished red wine varietal.
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