Crushed & Cured
Altos Las Hormigas, `Colonia Las Liebres` Mendoza Bonarda Clasica, 2022
Deep ruby in colour, aromas of freshly picked black cherries and blueberries are complemented by hints of mint, dried herbs and black olives. The palate has a rich, round mouthfeel and is accompanied by expressive fruit flavours, well-balanced acidity and a delicate finish.
The wine was vinified in 200 hectolitre stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature for a duration of 15 days, with daily rack and return to achieve a gentle extraction of the precious berry aromas. The wine was aged in concrete tanks and received no oak treatment in order to preserve freshness and represent a pure expression of the Bonarda grape.
90% of the grapes are sourced from high-trellised vineyards in Luján de Cuyo, which sit at 800 metres above sea level, which gives the wine its fruit-forward character. The remaining 10% come from Jardín Altamira vineyard in the Uco Valley, at 1200 meters elevation.
Grape Variety: Bonarda
Producer: Altos Las Hormigas