Malbec Gualtallary 2018

Altos Las Hormigas

Malbec Gualtallary 2018


Malbec 100%
13,5% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2024–2034
Verpackt in: 6er
Lobenberg: 94/100
Parker: 97/100
Tim Atkin: 96/100
Suckling: 94/100
Gerstl: 19/20
Argentinien, Mendoza
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation

Heiner Lobenberg über:
Malbec Gualtallary 2018


Lobenberg: Gualtallary ist eine Appellation im Mendoza-Gebiet, die sehr hoch liegt. Das ergibt somit einen sehr erfrischenden Malbec mit likörigem Bouquet von Erdbeeren und Brombeeren, etwas Lakritz. Am Gaumen tief strukturiert und zunächst mächtig im Antrunk, mit erdigen Aromen, klingt der Wein fast tänzelnd aus. Ein komplexes Aromenwerk mit kräftigem Unterbau und Potenzial zur Lagerung. 94/100


Parker über: Malbec Gualtallary

-- Parker: The site-specific 2018 Malbec Appellation Gualtallary comes from specific soils, two plots that they believe transmit the maximum expression of limestone to Malbec, giving a structured wine with fine-grained tannins but a little wild. The vines are on stony and gravelly soils with a high percentage of limestone and sand with around 3% clay at 1,300 meters in altitude. The grapes fermented in small concrete vats with indigenous yeasts at some 25 degrees Celsius for 15 days. It matured in untoasted 3,500-liter French oak foudres for 18 months and no less than 12 months in bottle. This comes from sandy soils and very low yields that give it chalkier tannins and a savage way. This has a slightly rustic touch, vertical and with some lightness. There's always a fresh touch of aromatic herbs (thyme and rockrose), with a textured palate and very tasty and clean flavors in the finish. 20,600 bottles were filled in September 2019. 97/100


Tim Atkin über: Malbec Gualtallary

-- Tim Atkin: Produced from a rented parcel of three hectares in Gualtallary, this is a consistently outstanding wine from the Altos Las Hormigas team. It shows the structure and intensity that is a feature of Malbecs from this end of the Uco Valley but with red rather than more customary black fruit flavours. Lavender and rosemary aromas lead you into a palate with fine tannins, fresh acidity and delightful length. 2022-30 96/100


Suckling über: Malbec Gualtallary

-- Suckling: Pretty, floral and crushed-fruit aromas with raspberry, blueberry, hibiscus and citrus zest. Olives, dried spices and gravel, too. Toasted oak. It’s medium-to full-bodied with firm, silky tannins and bright acidity. Wonderfully fresh and layered. Drink or hold. 94/100

Mein Winzer

Altos Las Hormigas

Alberto Antonini und Antonio Morescalchi besuchten 1995 Südamerika. Antonini ist Winzer in der Toskana. Auf dieser Reise verliebte er sich so sehr in das Terroir Mendozas, dass er rasch zurückkehrte und feste Pläne in der Tasche hatte.