Altos Las Hormigas Paraje Altamira Malbec 2017


“The captivating 2017 Malbec Appellation Altamira has been produced with grapes from the same vineyard since 2015, next to the neighboring vineyard where they have now planted their own grapes. It’s tremendously expressive and aromatic, and it seems to transcend the vintage. They couldn’t make the wine in 2016 because of the adverse conditions, but they came back really strong with this 2017, which has a chalky texture and a dry, austere and long finish. Really very good. Drink: 2019-2027. 95 points

I visited the impressive new vineyard from Altos Las Hormigas in Altamira with winemaker Leo Erazo, where they have planted by soil and kept the local vegetation rather than planting rectangular plots. That will make it easier to work by soil when the vines come into production.”

Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate (245)

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