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Altos Las Hormigas

The wine producers who turned Malbec tinto a noble wine requested all over the world.
Region Mendoza (Argentina)
Foundation Year 1995
Vineyard hectares 60
Address Tierra Del Fuego, 69 - 5500 Ciudad de Mendoza
Oenologist Attilio Pagli e Alberto Antonini
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Altos Las Hormigas is an Argentinean winery located in the Mendoza area, one of the country's most famous and vocated zones, particularly for the cultivation of Malbec. The winery's philosophy has always focused on making the most of the specificities of each individual terroir, highlighting the best characteristics derived from altitude, microclimate and soil composition. This approach is due to the work of Pedro Parra, a great expert in the area, who has carried out a thorough zoning process to highlight all the nuances of the Mendoza area. A choice that has made it possible to produce wines capable of conveying the value of the place with transparency and precision.

This particular approach is based on three fundamental points: the definition of individual terroir units, precise mapping of all the estate's vineyards and a separate cultivation and vinification process for each individual plot. To enhance the ancient tradition of Mendoza, the estate has conducted a careful selection of the best Malbec clones present in the region, which have found the best symbiosis with the terroir over the centuries. The plots have been carefully selected favouring soils of a calcareous nature, which contribute to giving a particular finesse to the wines. This is precisely why the estate's vineyards are located in the Valle de Uco, which, in addition to its limestone soils, also has a particularly cool climate due to the proximity of the high peaks of the Andes mountain range.

From an agronomic point of view, the winery has decided to adopt the principles of biodynamics, with the aim of trying to express the authentic spirit of the terroir and to bring to maturity not only healthy, but also genuine grapes. As far as vinification practices are concerned, Altos Las Hormigas has decided to adopt a light and non-invasive oenology. Fermentations take place spontaneously using only indigenous yeasts and very gentle extractions. The use of sulphites is also kept to a minimum to preserve the aromatic integrity of the grapes without external interference. Neutral oak is preferred for ageing, which allows the wines to evolve and breathe without ceding boisé notes to the wines.

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