O. Fournier Alfa Crux Malbec 2010
The 2010 Alfa Crux is a blend of two La Consulta vineyards and is 100% Malbec aged for 20 months in new French and American oak. Exotic spices, lavender, a hint of balsamic, and a confiture of black fruits are among the aromas composing the enthralling perfume. In the glass it reveals an elegant personality, excellent concentration, and a laser-like focus.
The names of the "Alfa Crux" and "B Crux" wines are based on the stars of the Southern Cross. This constellation is only visible in the Austral Hemisphere. The characterisation of the ostrich on the label symbolises the joining of the earth and the sky. The Argentinean Mocovi Indians captured this through paintings in the caves they inhabited and through different legends that were passed from generation to generation.
After selecting the barrels individually, Bodega y Viñedos O. Fournier will offer its best wine under the "Alfa Crux" label. This wine will have spent approximately 18 months in new oak barrels and 12 months in bottles.