2018 Harvest Report | Reporte de Cosecha 2018

The day begins; harvest season is in full swing. The sun and the moon meet under the same sky, one rising in splendour from the plains, the other edging down towards the Andes range.   El día comienza. Estamos en Vendimia. Como dos caras de una misma moneda el sol y la luna se encuentran…

2017 Harvest Report | Reporte de Cosecha 2017

All in all we can declare ourselves happy with the 2017 vintage, after a 2016 that was arguably 50% short in quantities of fine varieties in Argentina. In 2017 the climate transition from “El Niño” to “La Niña” pushed temperatures creating heat waves during most of January. Following our belief in early harvest we started…

2016 Harvest Report | Reporte de Cosecha 2016

Texts by Leonardo Erazo – Winemaker In the wine world some years are remembered way more than others, 2016 in Mendoza will definitely be a much remembered year!!! This harvest has been defined mainly by the low average temperatures which made it a cool year. This is unusual for Mendoza, which is typically dominated by sunny days, high…

The 2016 Harvest…so far| Atravesando la Vendimia 2016

The 2016 Harvest will be remembered due to its challenges.  An atypical rainy year in Mendoza, thanks to the whimsical “El Niño” current that has put vintners and winemakers to the test.  This vintage can deliver great, different wines… wines with the potential to be extraordinary. But how the 2016 wines will turn out, we still…

Revealing Potential| Revelando el Potencial

When Alberto Antonini and Attilio Pagli tasted Malbec 20 years ago, Argentina’s current key grape was at its historical lowest. Recognizing it as Mendoza’s bonanza, they conceived Altos Las Hormigas as a Malbec specialist since they did not think it was possible to learn about the Argentine expression of Merlot, Cabernet, Syrah, etc. at the…

Wine Spectator Top100 : A Meaningful Award | Un Gran Reconocimiento

For the fourth time in our history, Altos Las Hormigas is given to enter the prestigious Wine Spectator’s Top 100. Uco Valley’s Malbec Reserve 2011 ranks 42nd among a selection of the most exciting wines currently on the market. Por 4ta vez en nuestra historia , la prestigiosa revista Wine Spectator nos destaco en su…

A New Line in our History| Una linea nueva en nuestra historia

This week Altos Las Hormigas released the first wine of its new line “Appellation”: Altos Las Hormigas Appellation Vista Flores 2009. It was presented to the press, distributors and sommeliers during their annual Terroir Day in the Four Seasons Hotel in Buenos Aires. Altos Las Hormigas lanzó esta semana el primer vino de su línea “Appellation”: Altos Las…

In Concert | En Concierto

In many regards, thoughtful winemaking could be compared to jazz music. It always starts with an old tune: ancient Altamira or high Vista Flores, composed long ago by the Andes; and requires good instruments: a gentle destemmer to avoid wrong notes, a gravity tank filler for delicate pieces, and foudres to give it resonance without…

Working with Gravity | Trabajando con Gravedad

It was a very happy day when this giant piece of steel arrived at the Bodega. At first glance it may not scream TERROIR! but soon, it will. Fue un día muy feliz cuando este pedazo  de acero gigante llegó a la Bodega. A primera vista, quizas no grite TERROIR! pero pronto lo hará. It is…