A brief history
Achaval Ferrer Wines
Bella Vista vineyard was planted in 1910 at the Mendoza River south bank in the region of Perdriel (Lujan de Cuyo). Achaval Ferrer Finca Bella Vista is distinguished by its smoothing features and finely meshed texture. It is elegant and aromatic with an endless finish and a juicy acidity that stands out. It is the most elegant expression of Malbec that you will find anywhere.
Quimera is architecture and design; it is a unique warm-blend that was conceived at the vineyard. Every year Santiago and Roberto look for the meaning within the earth in the search for the impossible wine, making it unique year after year. Thus resulting in a wine with deep shades, aromas that range from stony and earthy, of dark fruits to delicate accents of rosemary, open mouthed, almost feminine and deliciously sour. Quimera is heuristic; it is personal discovery and the search of perfection.
Malbec Mendoza is an inevitable reflection of the variety that is emblematic to our country, the mountainous ranges of the Andes and the sun. Composed of various vineyards, located in the major geographic references that the Cuyana province offers, this young wine, potent and velvety wine, expresses pleasure, smooth and soft, combining land and flavors in one clear strong message. This wine explains Malbec as well as Mendoza in one universal language.
Altamira vineyard was planted in 1950 at the foothill of the Andes just below the Tunuyán River, Altamira is mountain with extreme weather. The growing conditions are so challenging and the soil profile so unique, that the typicity or this Malbec goes beyond its normal descriptors. Orange peel and balsamic flavors combine harmoniously the violets and red fruit notes typical from Malbec. Mineral notes and sharp acidity give this wine a character of its own.
Mirador vineyard was planted in 1921 over an ancient dry riverbed in Medrano. Mirador is sun, sand and furious heat; and although water is no longer flowing through this dry river, a cool breeze comes down every night and helps to maintain the natural acidity of this full ripen Malbec. Always monolitical and austere, with a core of black fruit and spices, this wine will open in multilayers as years pass by.
The book definition of what a Merlot should be in a good vintage. Deep purple color. This wine is fresh and complex, with tomato leaves, plums and spicy notes in nose and palate. The wine is textured, round and silky with elegant tannins and a long complex finish. Low yields, careful vineyard management and low intervention winemaking are the hallmarks of this and all other Achaval Ferrer wines.