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O. Fournier: Argentina

Plush and rich, with concentrated flavours of dark plum, porcino, baker's chocolate and blackberry.

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O. Fournier’s flagship label, Alfa Crux wines are named after the stars of the Southern Cross, a constellation only visible in the Austral Hemisphere.

The glass and palate abound with parma violet, dark chocolate, black cherry and cured meat. fill the glass and palate. The sublime richness is lifted by background freshness. Arguably one of the greatest single variety Malbecs produced in Argentina today.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

15.0 %

pH

3.78

ACIDITY

5.4 g/L

ORIGIN

Argentina

WINEMAKER

José Spisso

VARIETY

Malbec

HARVEST DATE

April 2010

TIME IN OAK

20 months

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Cork

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Mendoza

Vintage information

The 2010 vintage showed characteristics of exceptional quality. Weather conditions were cool and the lack of rain during spring impacted positively on the quality of the grapes; maturation was slow, with good levels of sugar.

Vinification details

Grapes were hand-harvested by O. Fournier’s own workers into 18kg boxes. A double sorting and selection of fruit then took place at the winery. Fermentation occurred in stainless steel tanks French oak vats with 28 days of skin contact, before the wine was transferred to new oak barrels (80% French oak and 20% American) for 20 months’ maturation. Bottled without filtration.

Awards

Wine Spectator: 94 pts
eRobertParker.com: 93 pts

 

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