Achaval Ferrer Quimera 2013
Exclusive warm-blend method before harvesting, Quimera is created in the vineyards combining varieties in the pursuit of the ideal malbec-based wine.
750 ml bottle. Red blend with 50% Malbec, 21% Cabernet Franc, 19% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon from different vineyards: Finca Bella Vista in Perdriel, Finca Mirador in Medrano, and Finca Diamante in Tupungato, all of them located in Mendoza, Argentina, at 850-1100 meters above sea level. Centennial, own-rooted vines, extremely low in yield. Acidity 6.37 g/l. pH 3.70. Alcohol 14.50 % vol. (75 cl Fr. 35.00, 1 L Fr. 46.66)
Harvest 2013: 94 points (Tim Atkin), 93 points (Robert Parker), 92 points (Wine Spectator). Medium ruby. Floral aromas with blackberry, blueberry and cassis. Concentrated, well-integrated with flavours of crushed blackberry, liquorice and bitter chocolate-tobacco. Outstanding cellaring capacity.
Achaval Ferrer bases its wine-making on minimal intervention from the vine to the wine, promoting complexity and higher quality wines while respecting and enhancing what this terroir naturally offers. This multi-awarded winery began in 1998 with the dream of a group of Italian and Argentine friends to distinguish Argentine wines in the world. Since 2011, Achaval Ferrer is part of Tenute del Mondo wine group.