Achaval-Ferrer Finca Altamira Malbec 2001 Front Label
Achaval-Ferrer Finca Altamira Malbec 2001 Front Label

Achaval-Ferrer Finca Altamira Malbec 2001

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Winemaker Notes

This is an exceptional single-vineyard Malbec varietal. In the glass I see a very deep color, almost black, dense and well defined, with purple overtones. It has aromas of mature fruit in optimal balance with the sweet tannins of the oak, and notes of mint and chocolate. True to itself, again this year Altamira shows its unique "signature". In the mouth I feel a enveloping caress, then a round sensation, a fascinating mixture of fruit confection made lighter by a balsamic note. The finish is extremely long and mineral.

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Achával-Ferrer , South America
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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.
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Most distinguished and celebrated from Argentina’s Mendoza, Malbec has seen runaway success since the early 2000s. Mendoza’s agreeable, continental climate with hot, dry summers and cold snowy winters allows the perfect conditions for growing outstanding Malbec. This grape is easy to like for its lusty, deep flavors and aromas of blackberry, plum, red cherry, autumn spice and tilled earth. It’s easy to find delicious, fruit-driven, affordable everyday examples and in prices beyond, quite exceptional ones with dense, supple textures that make them capable of aging.

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