Bodega O. Fournier a Crux 2006

Winemaker's Notes:

Bodega y Vinedos O. Fournier's mission is to become one of the most outstanding high-quality group of wineries. It aims to achieve this goal using the competitive advantages the vineyards and the weather offer as well as the enabling technology and the relevant local and international winemaking knowledge. At the turn of the millenium, the Spanish family Ortega Gil-Fournier founded a small "boutique" winery, in La Consulta, in the province of Mendoza, Argentina, the second estate in Jose Manuel Ortega's winery empire which stretches from Chile, through Argentina to Spain. Both Jancis Robinson and Steven Spurrier have highlighted Jose as a world class producer in all three countries. Jay Miller in Robert Parker's Wine Advocate gives this wine 90 points and says, "The 2006 O. Fournier B Crux is a blend of 60% Tempranillo and 40% Malbec that spent 12 months in 50% new French and American oak. Purple in color with a reticent nose of road tar, incense, and assorted black fruits, on the palate it is full-bodied, dense, and mouth-filling with good balance and a fruit-filled finish. It can be approached now but will continue developing for another 1-2 years."

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Bodegas y Viñedos O. Fournier:
As you approach this winery on a lonely dirt road, it looks like a flying saucer has landed in the middle of a vineyard. Using modern technology and both local and international expertise, the Spanish Ortega Gil-Fournier family aims to produce the highest-quality wines. Grapes are planted in rocky, sandy soil on three estates at an altitude of 1,200 meters (3,940 feet), producing reds with inte... Read more
As you approach this winery on a lonely dirt road, it looks like a flying saucer has landed in the middle of a vineyard. Using modern technology and both local and international expertise, the Spanish Ortega Gil-Fournier family aims to produce the highest-quality wines. Grapes are planted in rocky, sandy soil on three estates at an altitude of 1,200 meters (3,940 feet), producing reds with intense color and strong tannins. Tours with an oenologist and lunch are available by appointment. There's a small charge for tasting. Read less

Bodega y Vinedos O. Fournier's mission is to become one of the most outstanding high-quality group of wineries. It aims to achieve this goal using the competitive advantages the vineyards and the weather offer as well as the enabling technology and the relevant local and international winemaking knowledge. At the turn of the millenium, the Spanish family Ortega Gil-Fournier founded a small "boutique" winery, in La Consulta, in the province of Mendoza, Argentina, the second estate in Jose Manuel Ortega's winery empire which stretches from Chile, through Argentina to Spain. Both Jancis Robinson and Steven Spurrier have highlighted Jose as a world class producer in all three countries. Jay Miller in Robert Parker's Wine Advocate gives this wine 90 points and says, "The 2006 O. Fournier B Crux is a blend of 60% Tempranillo and 40% Malbec that spent 12 months in 50% new French and American oak. Purple in color with a reticent nose of road tar, incense, and assorted black fruits, on the palate it is full-bodied, dense, and mouth-filling with good balance and a fruit-filled finish. It can be approached now but will continue developing for another 1-2 years."

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