Tuesday, 1 February 2011

TN : Quimera 2007, Vino Tinto, Achaval Ferrer, Mendoza, Argentina

"Quimera" is pronounced "key mare ah". 5,280 twelve bottle cases were produced. The wine is a blend of 38% Malbec from Medrano and from Lujan, 24% Merlot from Tupungato, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon from Medrano and Tupungato, and 14% Cabernet Franc from Tupungato. The average yield per plant was less than 800 grammes which is equivalent to 18 hectolitres per hectare. The grapes were harvested between 27th Ferubary to the 12th March 2007.

Primary fermentation was peformed in smal tanks. The wine was then blended and underwent malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels, 40% of which were new and 60% were one year old. The wine was then aged in barrel for twelve months. The wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered on August 5th 2008.

The pH is 3.7, TA is 6.25, and total SO2 is 60 milligrammes per litre.

The wine was imported by Divine AB.

Colour : Dark blackcurrant

Aroma : Blackcurrant, oak, plums, blackberry, vanilla

Taste : Plums, blackcurrant, vanilla, smooth tannins, savoury notes, long finish with minerals and tobacco

Alcohol : 14%

Price : 299 SEK

Mark : B

Website : Bodega Achaval Ferrer
Website : Divine AB

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