La Legua S/N -
Lujan de cuyo , Mendoza Argentina
Cap. Fragata Moyano 57 -
Mendoza , Mendoza , 5500 , Argentina
Alberto Antonini & Attilio Pagli - Winemaker
Alberto Antonini - Founder, Winemaker
Alberto Antonini is one of the most recognized international winemakers across the globe, and brings new ideas and an unparalleled palate to the Altos Las Hormigas team. His education includes a Doctorate degree in Agricultural Studies from the University of Florence and an Enology degree from Bordeaux and the University of California, Davis. He was senior winemaker for the Tuscan wineries of Antinori and Frescobaldi, two of the leading Italian winemaking families, as well as numerous New World wineries. He blends modern techniques with ancient tradition in the pursuit of honest winemaking and is an integral contributor in helping Argentine wines gain international appreciation. He keeps the team in touch with what is going on in the world of wine first-hand.
Attilio Pagli - Winemaker
Attilio is a self-made man who fatefully fell into winemaking in the late 70’s, when initially seeking a side job. He studied at the Technical Agrarian Institute of Siena, Italy, at a time when winemaking was still a hands-on career path rather than one to be studied at University. He had the fortune to work under Tuscan winemaking legend Giulo Gambelli, whom he considers his mentor and claims taught him everything in wine and “many more things about life.” He first arrived in Mendoza under instruction to create a Sangiovese similar to those he was known for in Italy, but quickly learned that Mendoza had no intention of being Tuscany. Instead, Attilio fell in love with the old vines of Malbec grown from its own roots. Although he has two 100 point-scoring wines in his personal record, he believes that the diverse personality of terroir is what really inspires his work and commitment to winemaking. He defines the job of a winemaker as someone who is able to capture the potential of the fruit. Attilio is one of Italy’s most respected winemakers and one of Altos’ most passionate.