Friday, 21. June 2013
We were fortunate to have family visit for a few days which included Father’s Day. After a great day at Camden Yards where the Orioles won the game to my amazement, we returned home for a dinner of grilled sausages, hamburgers and potato salad. While enjoying a summer meal we opened a bottle of wine from Argentina. The wine sent to us for our review was Quimera 2010 from Achaval-Ferrer.
This was a Bordeaux-style full-bodied wine produced with Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and a little Petit Verdot. We enjoyed the dark red fruit, leather and a hint of licorice notes from the aroma throughout the smooth taste. We noticed that the finish was a bit short. The grapes are sourced from the estate vineyards located at 3,600 feet and include Diamante, Bella Vista and Mirador.
The name Quimera is related to the Greek mythological creature Chimera that was a creature of three different animals. According to information from Achaval-Ferrer the Quimera red wine blend is, “A quintessential Argentine blend, perfected by Achaval-Ferrer: Quimera is a wine with one soul, a whole greater than the sum of its parts.
Achaval-Ferrer started in 1998 in Argentina and is owned by friends including Argentinians and Italians. Roberto Cipresso from Italy is a partner and the winemaker.
Achaval-Ferrer also produces Finca Altamira, Finca Mirador, Finca Bella Vista and Malbec Mendoza. Wines from Achaval-Ferrer deserve an opportunity to grace your dinner table.