Achaval Ferrer Quimera 2014
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To ensure a timely delivery, we are happy to substitute your order with a similar wine of equal or higher value and at no additional cost to you! If this is not an acceptable solution please advise us in the 'Special Instructions' at the checkout.
We endeavour to display accurate and current vintages on all our wines listed on the website; however, from time to time stocks of the vintage listed do become exhausted. If this is the case with your order we will always contact you to recommend another vintage of the same wine, if it is still available. If the vintage of a wine is important to you then please either 'ASK A QUESTION' or leave us a message in the 'Special Instructions' at checkout.
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Delivery will normally be made within 7 working days of your order, but is often much sooner.
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Any Single Bottle Orders are delivered using a Royal Mail Signed For Service and charged £6.00 per order.
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COLLECT IN STORE:
If you would like to place an order online and collect it from our store in Ledston this can be arranged for your convenience.
We recommend you contact us using 'ASK A QUESTION' to check that your order requirements are available and to arrange a convenient collection date and time.
Orders can be paid for on collection. We regret that third-party carriers (taxi drivers, chauffeurs or any individual who is not the customer) will not be permitted to collect pre-paid orders.
The Achaval Ferrer ‘Quimera’ is a red wine blend produced using Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes. Unusually, blending for the Quimera takes place early on in the winemaking process; while most producers keep ingredients separate for as long as possible to see how they develop, Roberto Cipresso and the rest of the Achaval Ferrer team are adamant about the benefits of early blending.
The fermented old vine fruit of Quimera is immediately racked into barrels, French oak (95%) and American oak (5%). This early incorporation aims to produce a well-integrated, marriage of fruit,which may well account for the sleek, layered complexity which habitually characterises the Quimera.
The wine is then aged for twelve months in new oak (40%) with the balance one year old oak. The vineyard blend is principally Malbec with similar percentages of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Yields are restricted at around 18hl/ha and the wine is neither fined nor filtered. The combination of old vine fruit and tempered production contribute a wonderful intensity and concentration in the finished wine, whilst the high altitude ensures a vitality and freshness.