Finca Ferrer Colección 1310 mts. Block a6 Malbec 2017
Stunning wine from one specifically chosen block : BLOCK a6, located in Gualtallary in Mendoza, Argentina , at 1310 metres above sea level.
Deep purplish red in colour. On the nose it presents a wide range of aromas, from black ripe fruits reminiscent of plum marmalade, moving to herbal notes such as balsamic and dried leaves, together with chocolate and coffee, typical of oak-aged Malbec. With a sweet attack on the palate, smoothness and silkiness are the main characteristics of this great wine. Gentle tannins, with a fruity and long finish. An intense and elegant Malbec, with great cellaring potential.
Ideal with red meats, cheeses, pasta with tomato sauce.
It was 1861 when Francesc Sala Ferré became the first member of the Ferrer-Sala family to enter the wine business, but his ancestors had already been making wine for centuries on the family estates of La Freixeneda and Can Sala, both in the heart of the Catalan-Spanish Penedès.
After revolutionizing sparkling wines with Freixenet from 1914, the family has not stopped looking for new frontiers and new sensations in the world of wine, as they did with their landings in Sonoma (USA) and Champagne (France) in the 80s, in the most prestigious Spanish Designations of Origin in the 90s, and finally in Gualtallary, in the heart of Uco Valley (Argentina) in the 2000s.
In Gualtallary we find a perfect terroir for the planting of our vineyards. A singular soil where the radiant mountain sun bathes the vineyards, like the crystalline water of the thaw that comes down, not from the sky, but from the imposing snowy Andes.
By day, the grape skin darkens and gains in perfume and taste. At night, the cool mountain breeze stops time, the valley is quiet and the fruit ripens in its complexity.
Finca Ferrer is located in the prestigious and unique region of Gualtallary in Tupungato, a sub-region of the Uco Valley in the province of Mendoza, Argentina.
There, in its 317 hectares at more than 1300 meters above sea level, it gives life to exquisite wines of the Malbec, Syrah, Pinot Noir, Tempranillo, Chardonnay and Torrontés varietals planted on a sandy and rocky soil with a calcareous base, poor in organic matter.
With exceptional drainage and the help of the characteristic winds, the plant remains healthy and strong from its conception. The thermal amplitude of 16 C with great solar intensity and low night temperatures generate grapes of outstanding colour and aroma.
The grapes for this top Malbec are harvested by hand, carefully loaded in to crates of just 18kg to preserve the integrity of grapes. Pre-fermentation maceration is carried out at low temperatures for 4 days. Temperature controlled fermentation for 20 days follows in stainless steel tanks. Maturation takes place in French oak barrels, both new and second use of 500 and 300 litres capacity for 16 months. Bottled in June 2018 - 4,200 bottles only.
92 Points - James Suckling
Bronze Medal - Decanter World Wine Awards 2021