Altos las Hormigas Colonia Las Liebres Bonarda 2018 Front Label
Altos las Hormigas Colonia Las Liebres Bonarda 2018 Front LabelAltos las Hormigas Colonia Las Liebres Bonarda 2018  Front Bottle Shot

Altos las Hormigas Colonia Las Liebres Bonarda 2018

  • TA90
750ML / 13.1% ABV
Other Vintages
  • RP91
  • JS92
  • TA91
  • RP90
  • RP90
  • WS87
  • W&S92
All Vintages
Currently Unavailable $9.99
Try the
9 99
9 99
Save $0.00 (0%)
Ships Wed, Dec 2
Limit 0 bottles per customer
Sold in increments of 0
0
Limit Reached
3.8 21 Ratings
MyWine Share
Vintage Alert
Alert me when new vintages are available
Have you tried this? Rate it now
(256 characters remaining)

3.8 21 Ratings
750ML / 13.1% ABV

Winemaker Notes

After 6 years of organic farming, Altos las Hormigas Bonarda vineyard is finding its balance. The natural environment and interaction with other species (grass, herbs, etc.), the come-back of life in the soil and the evidence of deeper roots all contribute to a very balanced wine. Notes of crunchy red fruits, fresh summer cherry tomatoes and a very distinctive note of licorice, make this a one of-a-kind red wine that combines pleasure with freshness and intensity, in a very special way for a Bonarda.

Ideal to pair with pasta Pomodoro dishes, pizza and light meats.

Critical Acclaim

All Vintages
TA 90
Tim Atkin

Fermented and aged in concrete tanks, this Medrano Bonarda, sourced from close to the Altos Las Hormigas winery, is always a source of impressive value, combining plum and red cherry fruit, a nip of tannins and fresh acidity.

View More
Altos las Hormigas

Altos las Hormigas

View all products
Altos las Hormigas, South America
Altos las Hormigas The Altos las Hormigas Team Winery Image

In 1995 Alberto Antonini, a well-known Tuscan winemaker, and Antonio Morescalchi, a young entrepreneur, took a trip to visit the burgeoning wine areas of South America. It only took one stop to find what they were looking for. They were immediately impressed by the vineyards thriving in the high altitude and dry climate of Mendoza, and were captivated by the whispered traditions and blend of cultures.

They returned to Tuscany powerfully impressed not only by the region, but also by the unexplored potential of Malbec, a grape that had a strong local tradition but was largely ignored and misunderstood. While the rest of the wine world saw Mendoza struggling to shed its bulk wine image, the two young Italians saw Mendoza as a place where traditional viticultural values and unblemished land could be reinvigorated with a modern winemaking approach and international experience. Instead of planting Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, as many others were doing during the 1990s, the team decided to invest their confidence in Malbec. Today, Malbec is the varietal for which Argentina is best known.

Against all odds they cemented their vision to become Terroir Specialists Shortly after, two friends and business partners, also enthused by the idea, joined the venture: Attilio Pagli, a renowned Tuscan winemaker with two 100 point-scoring wines in his personal record and Carlos Vazquez, an Argentine Agronomist, who work for 20 years with the early Catena group, planting new varieties, developing previously unknown vineyard sites and contributing greatly to the qualitative change of Argentine viticulture early on.

Image for Argentinian Wine content section
View all products

With vineyards tretching along the eastern side of the Andes Mountains from Patagonia in the south to Salta in the north, Argentina is one of the world’s largest and most dynamic wine producing countries—and most important in South America.

Since the late 20th century vineyard investments, improved winery technology and a commitment to innovation have all contributed to the country’s burgeoning image as a producer of great wines at all price points. The climate here is diverse but generally continental and agreeable, with hot, dry summers and cold snowy winters—a positive, as snow melt from the Andes Mountains is used heavily to irrigate vineyards. Grapes very rarely have any difficulty achieving full ripeness.

Argentina’s famous Mendoza region, responsible for more than 70% of Argentina’s wine production, is further divided into several sub-regions, with Luján de Cuyo and the Uco Valley most noteworthy. Red wines dominate here, especially Malbec, the country’s star variety, while Chardonnay is the most successful white.

The province of San Juan is best known for blends of Bonarda and Syrah. Torrontés is a specialty of the La Rioja and Salta regions, the latter of which is also responsible for excellent Malbecs grown at very high elevation.

Image for Bonarda content section
View all products

Bonarda is a name given to a handful of distinct grape varieties, mainly growing in Italy and in Argentina. In Lombardy’s Oltrepò Pavese and Emilia Romagna’s Colli Piacentini zones, the grape called Bonarda is actually Croatina. In Novara, Bonarda Novarese, often blended with Spanna (Nebbiolo), is actually Uva Rara. DNA profiling shows that most of the Bonarda in Argentina is actually identical to California’s Charbono—and Charbono is actually the Douce Noire grape from Savoie. Somm Secret—Bonarda Piemontese, an aromatic variety, is the only true Bonarda. Before phylloxera, it covered 30% of Piedmontese vineyard acreage.

SKRARALH0318_2018 Item# 520984

Internet Explorer is no longer supported.
Please use a different browser like Edge, Chrome or Firefox to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

It's easy to make the switch.
Enjoy better browsing and increased security.

Yes, Update Now
Cheers to You!

New customers: $20 off $75+. Code FIRST20

New customers: $20 off $75+. Code FIRST20

There was an error redeeming your code.

*New customers only. One-time use per customer. Order must be placed by 11/26/2020. The $20 discount is given for a single order with a minimum of $75 excluding shipping and tax. Items with pricing ending in .97 are excluded and will not count toward the minimum required. Discount does not apply to corporate orders, gift certificates, StewardShip membership fees, select Champagne brands, Riedel glassware, fine and rare wine, 187ML splits, and all bottles 3.0 liters or larger. No other promotion codes, coupon codes or corporate discounts may be applied to order.

Search for ""

Processing Your Order...