Wine Altos Las Hormigas, "Colonia Las Liebres" Bonarda, 2014
Reviews of purchase Altos Las Hormigas, "Colonia Las Liebres" Bonarda, 2014
The wine has a dark ruby color.
Taste wine elegant and fresh, with silky tannins, well balanced acidity and a long finish.
The aroma of wine reveals notes of black cherry, black currant, pepper and lavender.
For this wine are good grilled meat, stuffed pasta, pizza and average maturing cheeses.
Argentine wine "Colonia Las Liebres" Bonarda is created from grapes Bonarda, grown in areas with a unique microclimate in the area of Medrano and Carrizal de Abajo. Harvesting is carried out only on reaching the optimum ripeness of berries. Vinification is carried out in stainless steel tanks with temperature control for 10 days with daily remontazhem. Matured wine briefly in concrete tanks.
Winery Altos Las Hormigas is located in Lujan de Cuyo at an altitude of about 800 meters above sea level. The area of the estate is 206 hectares of which 40 hectares are planted with vines of Malbec and Bonarda 5.6 hectares grade. In the center of the cellar is built on 2000 sq.m, which is designed in the best technical conditions in the wine industry. In 1995, Alberto Antonini, a well-known Tuscan winemaker, and Antonio Moreskalchini, a young entrepreneur, decided to visit the emerging wine regions of South America. However, it was enough to stay in one place to find what they were looking for. They were amazed by vineyards, prosperous at high altitude in the dry climate of Mendoza, and were fascinated by local traditions. Alberto and Antonio returned to Tuscany inspired by the unknown potential of Malbec - grapes, which had a history in Argentina, but is largely ignored and remained misunderstood. Two young Italians saw Mendoza as a place where traditional values and winegrowing untouched land can be reborn with a modern approach to winemaking, taking into account international experience. Instead of planting Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, the team decided to invest their confidence in Malbec.
Today, Malbec is a variety, representing Argentina in the world. The Italians bought 206 hectares in the countryside in the village of Lujan de Cuyo for the future of the estate Altos Las Ormigas. In 1996, when the vineyards were planted, the workers are faced with the local ant colony. Ants like to eat tender shoots of the newly planted young vines. The workers refused to poison ants and started to look for natural ways to divert their attention. In Argentina, there is an expression "un trabajo de hormigas" or "work for the ants," which describes a humble, patient and dedicated work. Therefore, the company was named in honor of the ant work, which has become a symbol of the history and success.