Altos Las Hormigas Malbec Reserva 2013

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This Malbec is hand-picked from 100% calcareous soil of the Uco Valley, limestone over alluvial deposits of the Tunuyan River in Altamira, the alluvial terrace of Arroyo Grande in Vista Flores, and the alluvial with calcareous highlands of Gualtallary. The terraces contain medium pebbles with occasional boulders covering calcium carbonate paste of around 7-10% active lime which contributes to structure, texture and a long, impressive finish. Latest note we have is on the 2012 "The 2012 Malbec Reserva is a blend of their best calcareous grapes from the Uco Valley. Again there is a big jump, the wine is bright cherry-colored, with a fresh, red fruit nose with hints of raspberries. Although very subtle, there seems to be a change in texture, because about 15% of the bunches are fermented with the stem, but the rest of the grapes are not crushed and moved by gravity, while before they were crushed and moved with pumps. This 2012 was aged in foudres for one year (while the 2011 was still in 225-liter barrique). It is still young, but is drinkable and starting to develop complexity. A big change for this wine; superb value for money! Drink 2015-2019" 90/100 Parkers Wine Advocate

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