2016 Achaval-Ferrer Malbec

Year: 2016
Appellation: Mendoza
Country: Argentina
Wine Spectator: 87
James Suckling: 91
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.0%
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"Brambly, offering flavors of huckleberry, red plum and pomegranate. Lively and spicy, with a zesty finish. Drink now. 18,600 cases made. -KM " (WS)

"Fresh blueberries, peppermint, light violets and a hint of orange rind and nutmeg. Full body, succulent tannins, plenty of crisp acidity and a juicy finish. A more floral rendition of this wine. Drink now." (JS)

Winery Notes:
Achaval Ferrer is located in the foothills of the Andes in the province of Mendoza, Argentina. The region’s desert climate and soil conditions are ideal for the development of Malbec and other red varieties. Low yields, significant thermal gradients (warm days, cool nights), poor alluvial soils, low rainfall, high altitude and the pure Andes irrigation water, all work together to mature grapes that can be transformed into complex, deep and structured wines made by famed winemaker, Roberto Cipresso.

Intense, pure, full colours and young aromas. This wine completes our vision of Malbec. We wish to honour the insignia variety of Mendoza. We want to emphasize all the characteristics of this unique cepage. Our work in the vineyards reinforces leaf system over root system, and emphasizes the soul of the fruit. Our objective is to preserve the vertebral column of variety as the first step of a trilogy that continues in ascending stairs with Quimera – a design wine - and Finca Altamira, Finca Bella Vista and Finca Mirador, through which we showcase the expression of terroir. The wine was aged during 9 months in French Oak barrels. We took special care to preserve the necessary balance between wood and fruit without losing its spontaneity.