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O. Fournier Alfa Crux Malbec 2007



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91 Pts. Robert Parker

92 Pts. Wine Enthusiast

Grape Variety: 100% Malbec
Tasting Notes: High and brilliant red colour with violet overtones. Intense aromas of flowers, cassis, plums, and red fruits, with notes of vanilla and eucalyptus and touches of mint. Elegant and harmonious in the mouth, with soft tannins; it is greasy, with good volume. Finish is long and delicate. Pair with pasta, meet, lamb, or any spicy food. In order to fully appreciate the quality of this wine, it is recommended that it be decanted before serving.

Vineyard: La Consulta – Mendoza, Argentina

Altitude: 1,100 metres
Time of Harvest: April 2007

Harvest Method: Hand-picked in 18kg boxes. Bunches and grapes selection at winery – sorted by hand.
Winemaking: After the sorting and selecting of the grapes, they are destemmed and half the grapes are put through a crushing-destemming machine using stainless steel rolls and gravity flow to avoid use of pumps. Cold maceration for 5 days between 6°-8°C; 28 days of skin contact. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks and French oak cope; malolactic fermentation in oak barrels. Aged for 20 months in new oak barrels (80% French and 20% American oak). This is an unfiltered wine. Production of 18,000 bottles.
Winemaker: Jose Mario Spisso

Alcohol: 15.0% vol.
Volume
: 750 ml
Residual Sugars
: 2.92 gr/litre
Standard Drinks
: 8.9

Peak drinking: Cellar up to 15 years
Best Served: 17°C
Ageing: Aged for 20 months in new oak barrels (80% French and 20% American oak).