O Fournier Alfa Crux Malbec Malbec Argentina Mendoza Valle de Uco O Fournier Argentina 2007
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 91 points and says, "The 2007 Alfa Crux Malbec (100%) was sourced from a vineyard planted in 1951 and aged for 18 months in new French and American oak. It delivers a fragrant bouquet of sandalwood, cinnamon, clove, lavender, and black cherry. On the palate it is plush, round, and pleasure-bent, finishing with no hard edges. Drink this crowd-pleaser over the next 6-8 years." This beautiful Malbec deserves a delicious steak to be eaten with it!
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Uco Valley, ArgentinaAlfa Crux Malbec is a stunning red wine gem from the beautiful Uco Valley of Argentina made by Bodegas y Vinedos O. Fournier. At the turn of the millennium, the Spanish family Ortega Gil-Fournier founded a small boutique winery at the foot of the Andes in the Mendoza region. Bodega y Viedos O. Fournier owns three estates some 15 km from the Andes Range, covering 286 hectares. A total of 94 are currently planted with vines, some of which are over 30 years old. The region is approximately 3,950 ft above sea level, and the water that irrigates the estates flows pure and clean from snow melt on the Andes. This red received a 91-point rating from Wine Advocate and a top mention by the New York Times wine panel!The "Alfa Crux" and "B Crux" wines are named for the stars of the Southern Cross, a constellation only visible in the Austral Hemisphere. The ostrich on the label symbolizes the joining of the earth and the sky. The Argentinean Mocovi Indians captured this symbol through cave paintings and ancient legends. O. Fournier selects its best wine under the "Alfa Crux" label. This wine aged 20 months in new oak barrels (80% French, 20% American) and 12 months in bottles.Alfa Crux Malbec is deep ruby red in color with full body and a chewy mouthfeel. The nose is blackberry, raspberry, cocoa, mineral notes and dried flowers. The palate is rich with flavors of blackberry, leather, raspberry and oak. Enjoyable now, the wine will no doubt be irresistible in another year and cellar well for 8-10 years. The finish is long, complex and satisfying.Enjoy Alfa Crux Malbec with steak, filet mignon, lamb stew and aged cheeses.
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