In the glass I see a deep purple color, with violet overtones. I smell the perfume of plums, chocolate and coffee, with a mineral note of graphite and humus. This is a complex, terroir driven wine. My first impression in mouth is velvety, and then the wine opens in an explosion of mature tannins. I find again the flavors of fruits and chocolate, the alcohol in balance with the acidity. The finish is balsamic and persistent. And in the empty glass the aroma of sweet tobacco lingers.
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.