2014 Altos las Hormigas Appellation Malbecs

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We are delight to offer two stunning Malbecs with serious Tuscan pedigree from what critics are calling Argentina's "first Grands Crus"...

 

Argentina’s Altos las Hormigas was set up by Alberto Antonini (previously of Frescobaldi and Antinori) and entrepreneur Antonio Morescalchi. Now joined by winemaker Attilio Pagli (taught by Giulio Gambelli who worked at Biondi Santi and consulted for Soldera and Montevertine) and agronomists Carlos Vazquez (who spent 20 years at the legendary Catena Zapata) and Pedro Parra (educated in Burgundy and Bordeaux), this is a phenomenal team.

 

They are producing incredible Malbecs in two of Argentina’s most hotly tipped regions and are definitely one to watch. Stephen Tanzer of Vinous writes that: "Today, much of the excitement in Mendoza is focused on two new areas that many insiders now refer to informally as Argentina’s first Grands Crus.” They are Gualtallary and Paraje Altamira, where these two wines come from. Luis Gutierrez of Wine Advocate was clearly impressed with the value for money they deliver:

 

Appellation Gualtallary Malbec 2014: 95 points, “This is significantly cheaper than most wines of this quality.”

 

Appellation Altamira Malbec 2014: 94 points, “Great price for the quality it delivers.”

 

With critics drawing comparison to both Burgundy and Northern Rhône, these are truly intriguing and high-scoring Malbecs from what Wine Advocate describes as an “outstanding” vintage…

Altos la Hormigas Appellation Gualtallary Malbec 2014 Mendoza Argentina Malbec Valle de Uco Tupungato Lujan de Cuyo Paraje Altamira