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Date Printed: 9/17/2014
Achaval-Ferrer Finca Altamira Malbec 2007
Achaval-Ferrer Finca Altamira Malbec 2007
(search item no. 100192)
boutique wine
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 9/17/2014: $115.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

We work as hard as necessary during eleven months in the vineyard, to produce grapes that will need very little intervention during the winemaking process. The climate, the viticultural program, the irrigation management: Everything is thought as a step towards the goal of true expression of the vineyard. Finca Altamira's personality shines through the wine, vintage after vintage, with a recognizable and repeated signature. Fermentation took place in a small tank. At dryness, the wine was pressed and racked into French oak barrels, 100% new, where it was then aged for 15 months.

All our wines are bottled without fining or filtering. There is additional risk in this, but we prefer not to stripe the wine of subtle flavors and aromas. The formation of deposits in the bottle will be noticeable after some cellaring time. This is no way affects quality. We strongly recommend decanting this wine at least an hour before drinking.

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About Achával-Ferrer :

Founded in 1998, Achaval-Ferrer is a team of friends who dream about great wines. Achaval-Ferrer is also a collection of old vineyards in beautiful places. They are committed to the production of wines that are expressive of their terroir. They are a small winery because this is the key to top quality. Low yields allow the vineyards to express their personality in the grapes. Low intervention winemaking allows the grapes to fully express their vineyard in the bottle. Each of their wines is a different expresson of Malbec: The Mendoza Malbec is about varietal tipicity. Their Quimera blend is about Malbec as the key to complexity and balance. And their Fincas (Single Vineyards) are about how Malbec expresses different soils and microclimates.