Per bottle £41.99
- Brand Bodegas O Fournier
- Bottle Size 75cl
- ABV 15%
- Vintage 2011
- Country Argentina
- Country Region Mendoza
- Subregion Uco Valley
- Grape Variety Malbec
- Closure Cork
Intro to Acrux Malbec –
Acrux Malbec from Mendoza in Argentina is one of the real stars in the Fournier line up named, as the others, after one of the 2 main stars in the Southern Cross Constellation. Ripe juicy fruit with chocolate and plum notes and layers of cedary spice from oak aging.
Full tasting note and wine making –
The Acrux 2010 made by Fournier is absolutely stunning with handpicked Malbec grapes that were fermented in stainless steel tanks and aged for 20 months in new oak barrels of which 80% were French and 20% American.
The grapes for this wine were grown in the La Consulta vineyard in the Uco Valley in Mendoza where the grapes were handpicked in April, hand selected for quality at the winery and oak aged to develop the aromas and favours of this delicious wine.
The producer –
Founded at the turn of the millennium by the Spanish Fournier family (José Manuel Ortega), the winery lies beneath the snow-capped Andes at an altitude of almost 4000 ft above sea level in the beautiful Uco Valley. The new winery combines the best of old and new technology: above ground, stainless steel, oak vats and gravity feeds; underground, a cellar designed to hold 2,800 oak barrels at a constant temperature and humidity.
The real stars in the Fournier range are ACrux, Alfa Crux and BCrux, the top of the range wines named after the two main stars in the Southern Cross constellation. 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. The second wine, “B Crux”, will age in oak barrels, 50 per cent new and 50 per cent second year, for 12 months and in bottles for a minimum of six months.
Drink with –
A natural to pair with robust meat dishes with savoury spices.
Flagship Wines uses a reliable carrier with a robust national delivery network providing a speedy convenient service to UK mainland addresses.
Deliveries are made Monday to Friday and not normally on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays though Saturday deliveries are possible on payment of an additional charge.
Click and Collect Service
If you wish to collect your order from Flagship Wines shop at 417 Hatfield Road, St Albans, AL4 0XP please click on this option at checkout. There is no charge for this service.
Delivery in St Albans is FREE for orders over £85, for orders less than £85 the charge is £5.
Postal delivery of tasting tickets and vouchers is also FREE if this option is chosen.
Our standard national delivery charge is £10 and is FREE for all orders over £250. The standard delivery is next day for all orders placed by 12noon and the following day for all orders received later than that.
Arrangements in case you’re out at the time of delivery
Please leave clear instructions in the special instructions section on the checkout page so the wine can be left in a safe place to suit you. As our delivery service requires a signature then if your wine is not signed for it is left at your risk and losses are not replaceable. If instructions are not left a card will be put through your door asking you to contact the carrier to arrange re-delivery or collection within 2 days.
Please also provide directions in the special instructions box at the checkout to the delivery address if it is hard to find.
Non UK Mainland addresses
For charges applicable for delivery to remote addresses such as the Scottish Highlands and Islands please note that different charges apply and these are clearly shown at checkout. The charges are per case of 12 x 75cl bottles and the delivery time will be a little longer due to the location.
The Scottish postcodes affected are as follows:
AB 30, 33-38, 41-45, 51-56, DD 8-9, FK 19-21, IV 1-18, 30-37, 40, 41-49, 51 -56, 63, KA 15-17, 27-28, KW15-17, PA 20-49, 60-78, PH 15-26, 30-44, 49, 50, HS 1-9, ZE 1-3
If you would like to arrange delivery to any addresses that are not covered here please contact us on 01727 865309 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will ascertain the correct charges for you.
Out of Stock
If any items you ordered are out of stock we will contact you as soon as possible.
Please contact us by phone on 01727 865309 or by email within 48 hours if your wine doesn’t reach you in perfect condition.
We hope you enjoy your wines and would love to hear what you thought of them.