La Consulta, Valle de Uco, Argentina
Founded in 1996, Finca Abril has vineyards that date from 1922. Their 23 hectares of vines are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Merlot. On their two farms in La Consulta, which is located in Valle de Uco in the Province of Mendoza, they prune and thin their vines to ensure low-yields and high quality fruit. Hand harvested and selected, the grapes are fermented in stainless steel tanks, where it is pumped-over, a process called “remontajes”, in both open and closed (without air oxygen) tanks. Once the fermentation is complete, the wine sits on its skins for approximately 15 days. Later, 50% of the wine is relocated to barrels of new French (85%) and American (15%) oak; and other 50% is moved to stainless steel tanks. The Finca Abril’s Single VIneyard wine represents their best Malbec grapes from an eleven acre vineyard that dates back to 1922. After two years in the cellar, the wine is aged in 100% new French oak and released only when it’s ready. Winery website
|Finca Abril Rapsodia Malbec, Valle de Uco
The Uco Valley AVA in southern Mendoza sits at the base of the Andes Mountains at an altitude of 4000 feet above sea level. Estate fruit only is used for this wine, it is entirely handpicked. Unfined and unfiltered, matured in French oak for 12 months.
|Finca Abril 1922 Malbec, La Consulta
From a select block of old vine Malbec planted in 1922. The wine shows notes of black plums, blueberry and graphite combined with fine layers of spice. Extremely complex and elegant acidity, with a great finish in mouth. This wine is bottled without filtering so it may contain natural sediments. These deposits do not affect the quality. We strongly recommend decanting this wine at least an hour before drinking