Join Mr. Gustavo Rearte during a Virtual Wine Tasting
Achaval-Ferrer was founded by a group of Argentinian and Italian friends who loved wine and were determined to produce something outstanding – an aim encouraged by celebrated Italian oenologist Roberto Cipresso, one of the founding team. The wines will continue to come from the same low-yielding, high altitude sites and the same ancient, ungrafted vines, overseen by
viticulturalist Leopoldo Gomez, alongside Manuel Louzada.
Absolute quality, a very pure expression of Malbec, vibrancy and freshness across all of the wines.
Please join us and Mr. Gustavo Rearte, the Winemaker of Achaval-Ferrer to discover the story of the the winery, on Wednesday, 26th August. If you order in advance you can even drink along.
MALBEC ACHAVAL-FERRER 2016
HK$150 per bottle
Richly textured, lovely primary fruit – almost grape must on the nose, fresh and appealing – very generous in its overtures. The palate reflects the aromatics on the nose, fruit melding with rose and violet, underscored by earthy minerals. Delightful freshness and innate power were complemented by dark coffeed notes and chocolate, all supported by a firm tannic structure, beautifully integrated – so floral and upbeat through to a long, layered finish.
QUIMERA ACHAVAL-FERRER 2012
HK$350 per bottle
The 2012 vintage is a blend of 50% old vine Malbec from Medrano and from Luján de Cuyo, 24% Cabernet Franc from Tupungato, 16%, Merlot from Tupungato, 8% old vine Cabernet Sauvignon from Medrano and Tupungato, and 2% Petit Verdot. The three sites vary in altitude, lying between 750 and 1,100 metres above sea level. Yields were a mere 18 hectolitres per hectare (hl/ha) – a scant kilo of grapes per vine. Restricting yields is to a large extent responsible for the quality, and certainly the intensity, of the finished wine.
FINCA MIRADOR ACHAVAL-FERRER 2014
HK$590 per bottle
You can’t help but admire the seamless balance of fruit weight and fresh acidity here. Lush, silky violets, violets galore but with streaks of darker berries and a peppery, saline finish lending definition. Mirador is a six hectare parcel of old, ungrafted Malbec, lying at 700 metres above sea level in the Medrano district.
FINCA ALTAMIRA ACHAVAL-FERRER 2014
HK$665 per bottle
A pithy, lifted nose of blueberry and violets opens onto a palate marrying elegant, finely textured tannins with a powerful charge of thrillingly taut, silky fruit. Semi-abandoned when discovered by the Achaval-Ferrer team in the 1990s, the six hectare Altamira vineyard is in La Consulta.
FINCA BELLA VISTA ACHAVAL-FERRER 2014
HK$690 per bottle
The tannins here grip you vice-like from the off. Bella Vista is the seven hectare ‘home block’ adjacent to the winery. The vineyard here is 980 metres above sea level. The soil is lime-sand over.
DATE & TIME
Wednesday, 26th August, 2020
7:00pm – 7:45pm (Hong Kong Time)
+852 3694 3333
* Please note the session will be recorded and shared online afterwards
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