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O. Fournier Urban Uco Malbec Tempranillo 2010



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Grape Variety: 50% Tempranillo, 50% Malbec
Tasting Notes: Deep red colour with black hues. Intense and persistent aromas of spices and freshly picked fruits. On the palate it is robust, sustained by sweet tannins. It is harmonious and complex with a long finish.

Awards and Ratings:

  • Wine Spectator Rating:  87

Vineyard: El Cepillo, La Consulta – Mendoza, Argentina
Altitude: 1,100 metres
Time of Harvest: End of March to April 2010

Harvest Method: Hand-picked in 18kg boxes. Clusters are selected at the winery and sorted twice 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 as opposed to pumps. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks with a maceration period of 12 days of skin contact. The wine is then aged for 3 months in French oak barrels. This is a filtered wine.
Winemaker: Jose Mario Spisso

Alcohol: 14% vol.
Volume
: 750 ml
Residual Sugars
: 1.72 gr/litre
Standard Drinks
: 8.3

Peak drinking: Cellar up to 5 years
Best Served: 17°C
Ageing: 3 months in French oak barrels