Bodegas Y Vinedos O. Fournier Urban Uco Malbec 2011

Malbec from Argentina, South America

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Item No. 121984
  • red wine
  • RP90
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.2%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

In Argentina, Bodega y Viñedos O. Fournier owns three estates some 15 km from the Andes Range, covering 286 ha. A total of 94 are currently planted with vines, some of which are over 30 years old. The La Consulta region is located in the well-known Uco Valley, approximately 1,200 metres (3,950 ft.) above sea level. At this altitude, there is a significant fluctuation between daytime and night-time temperatures of up to 20º-25ºC. This variance particularly favours the production of wines with an excellent colour and suitable for long ageing in oak barrels.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2011 Urban Uco Malbec is aged in a smattering of French and American oak. It has a beautifully defined bouquet of dark cherries, red currant, a touch of fruitcake and orange blossom. The palate is medium-bodied with supple, fine tannins that lead to a compact but focused finish of dark cherries, blackberry, dark chocolate and a dash of white pepper. It displays impressive length and as for the price? Outstanding. Drink now-2016. I have set foot in countless wineries over the last decade and to be honest, yes, once you have seen one stainless steel vat, they all begin to look the same. However, there are wineries of such dazzling design that they remain indelible on the memory. There is no question that Jose Manuel Ortega’s state-of-the-art, architectural wonder that gazes dreamily at the Andes from the foot of the Uco Valley is a wonder to behold."
90 Points

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