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O. Fournier Syrah Malbec 2005

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93 Pts. Robert Parker

Grape Variety: 50% Syrah, 50% Malbec
Tasting Notes: Intense red colour with purple tinges. It has outstanding elegance and personality. Its spicy aromas seduce with their complexity and intensity. Black pepper, liquorice, toasted coffee beans and mocha flavours are discernable around fruited sensations of cassis and gooseberries. Its intense and silky tannins dominate the palate and leave a pleasant, final sensation of a round and notably harmonious structure. Pair with carpaccio, spicy foods, meats or risotto with mushrooms. In order to fully appreciate the quality of this wine, it is recommended that it be decanted before serving.

Vineyard: Vista Flores, La Consulta – Mendoza, Argentina
Altitude: 1,100 metres
Time of Harvest: April

Harvest Method: Hand-picked in 18kg boxes. Double hand selection of the bunches and the grapes.
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 7 days between 6°-8°C; 28 days of skin contact. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks at 28°C; malolactic fermentation in oak barrels. Aged for 17 months in new oak barrels (80% French and 20% American oak). This is an unfiltered wine. Production of 3,500 bottles.
Winemaker: Jose Mario Spisso

Alcohol: 14.5% vol.
: 750 ml
Residual Sugars
: 2.92 gr/litre
Standard Drinks
: 8.6

Peak drinking: 2020-2022
Best Served: 17°C
Ageing: Aged for 17 months in new oak barrels (80% French and 20% American oak)

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