Mendoza Malbec Clasico
Blend: 100% Malbec
From: Argentina, Luján de Cuyo AO
By: Altos Las Hormigas
An award winning wine from an innovative vineyard in Argentina’s celebrated Mendoza region. Grown from grapes planted 1,200 metres above sea level in biodynamically managed vineyards, this full-boded red promises to be rich and intense. The grapes for Mendoza Malbec Clasico are manually harvested and fermented with indigenous yeasts.
The Altos Las Hormigas estate was brought by Tuscan Alberto Antonini and a few friends in 1995. They were so inspired by the area’s potential that they wanted to be here – and to create a truly outstanding Malbec. The friends have worked with a South America soil specialist to identify the best sites to plant their vines, resulting in some truly excellent wine. The 2013 Mendoza Malbec Clasico won a Decanter gold award.