Hands On Harvest: A Family Affair

When it’s time for harvest, it’s time! Saturday is family day, everyone helps in the making of our Single Vineyard wines… even the little ants.

Little Working Ants, Altos Las Hormigas Harvest 2012, Mendoza, Argentina

The spirit is high during a long day working together, family and all.  Everyone understands the importance of this step for the quality of the single vineyard wines….

Working Ants, Altos Las Hormigas Harvest 2012, Mendoza, Argentina

The full team hands on (except the enologist/photographer!) processing the new grapes.

Team of Ants, Altos Las Hormigas Harvest 2012, Mendoza, Argentina

The pressing of the wine that finished fermentation.

Pressed Malbec Grapes, Altos Las Hormigas, Harvest 2012, Mendoza, Argentina

We begin our experimentation of a barrel fermented Malbec. The grapes with the highest potential go in small batches to be fermented in a small oak cask. The oak, a natural vivid element, will embrace our grapes for a few weeks in a slow and gentle fermentation to bring the best out of them… we keep experimenting!!

Barrel Fermentations, Microvinifications, Altos Las Hormigas 2012 Harvest

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