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O. Fournier: Argentina

This is an elegant vintage for this wine.

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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.

An iconic Malbec-based red blend, with 60% Tempranillo, 25% Malbec and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged for 20 months in the finest French and American oak, there is are very ripe raspberries on the palate, with cinnamon and smooth, rich vanilla cream notes.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

15.0 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2.2 g/L

pH

3.74

ACIDITY

5.7 g/L

ORIGIN

Argentina

WINEMAKER

José Spisso

VARIETY

Red Blend

TIME IN OAK

20 months

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Cork

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Mendoza

Vintage conditions

2007 had good thermal amplitude with early frosts during flowering which caused a drop in the yields. In general, the average rainfall was below average. It was a good year for late-ripening varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon.

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 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.

Awards

eRobertParker.com: 93 pts

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