Altos 'Colonia Las Liebres' Bonarda 2018

Each : $7.95
Case: $95.40 
Altos 'Colonia Las Liebres' Bonarda 2018

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Item Number: 15629
James Suckling 92
"An unusually ripe Bonarda with plenty of blackberries and a generous tannin structure that lacks the rusticity that’s normal for the grape. Rather long, positively dry finish. Drink or hold."

100% Bonarda Argentina grapes come from pergola vineyards located in Luján de Cuyo (Mendoza), at 800 m. The area has a semi-desert climate with hot days and cool nights. We choose deep, fresh soils with low fertility to control vigor, delay ripening, and avoid hydrological stress. These are sandy loams where the clay component provides mineral nutrients and water retention, while the sand component prevents the silt and clay part from compacting excessively, and guarantees water drainage.

Winemaking Philosophy
Vinified in 300hl stainless steel tanks with temperature control for a duration of 10 days from crushing to pressing, with daily rack-and-return for a gentle extraction. The wine is aged in concrete pools, receiving no oak treatment in order to preserve freshness and to represent a pure expression of the grape.

Tasting Notes
This wine shows the other side of argentine Bonarda. Showing a typical bright ruby color, however in the nose and palate it has very differential notes. Spicy aromas, with lots of fresh red fruit notes, especially cherries. It has a balanced acidity that makes it fresh and juicy in the mouth, where the red fruits become crispy. The fine tannins provide a long and pleasant finish. It pairs well with any cuisine.

Customer Reviews

5/5 stars
Tasty Red - Wonderful flavor, goes well with savory food.
Posted by  on 4/15/19  [Verified]
5/5 stars
a unique varietal - This is a medium body wine with a great color, no oak and pure taste of the varietal Bonarda. pairs well with light meals.
Posted by  on 9/7/18  [Verified]
4/5 stars
Great red wine value - Full bodied and smooth at a very attractive price point. An excellent value.
Posted by  on 4/10/19  [Verified]
4/5 stars
Excellent value, Needs to breathe - Saw this recommended in the Wall Street Journal, a very good value for frequent enjoyment, but does need to breathe
Posted by  on 2/2/17  [Verified]
4/5 stars
Posted by Anonymous on 2/2/17  [Verified]

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Information about Altos 'Colonia Las Liebres' Bonarda 2018

Bottles per case: 12

Type: Other Red Wines

Winery: Altos Las Hormigas Vineyards

Region: Argentina >  Mendoza

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