From the outset, the friends’ ambition was decisive and bold; they would make a world-class wine in Argentina, in high altitude Mendoza. In terms of customer satisfaction and Press recognition, they have achieved this in spades. The original group inspired today’s young Pretenders, a young talented team which is as passionate about the Achaval wines as the founders. The wines’ potential is set in the vineyard but tender aftercare helps. An exciting improvement therefore is the transformation from what was essentially a large hut to a magnificent state of the art winery – all in pursuit of improving quality.
More important, the fundamental principles of Achaval-Ferrer remain essentially unchanged. They are perhaps even stronger, exerted with renewed confidence. The wines of Achaval Ferrer will continue to come from the same excruciatingly low-yielding, high altitude sites and from ancient, un-grafted vines. The goals are to achieve absolute quality, create a very pure expression of Malbec, and ensure vibrancy and freshness across all of the wines.
In-Bond / En-Primeur
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Selecting In Bond Prices will display wines with In Bond prices. These are exclusive of Duty and VAT. Wine purchased In Bond must be purchased by the unmixed case and stored in a bonded warehouse approved by HM Customs & Excise. Duty and VAT must be paid before delivery can take place.
En Primeur refers to the process of buying wines before they are bottled and released onto the market. Wines are purchased exclusive of Duty and VAT and then usually shipped 2-3 years after the vintage. They can only be purchased by the unmixed case (12 bottles, 24 half bottles, 6 magnums etc.).
Argentina is one of the world’s most exciting wine-producing countries. Important both in quantity and in the quality and style of its wines, Argentina has much to tempt wine consumers of all palates and pockets. Its juicy, soft-textured, everyday-drinking wines made from European varieties such as Chardonnay, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are widely consumed both in Argentina and abroad.