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Winery Finca Abril
Farming Practicespracticing sustainable and organic
Harvest Techniqueby hand in the 2nd week of April 2012
Year Vines Were Planted1997
Yeastselected natural
Fermentationtemperature-controlled over 8-10 days at 25°C / maceration for 15-20 days
Maturation12 months French oak barrels and 12 in bottle
Item NoAR181-13
Bottle Case12
Country Argentina
Region Mendoza
Sub-region Uco Valley
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"Dark purple color with violet shades, Rapsodia 2012 presents intense notes of ripe plums, cassis cream and black fruits. The delicate floral notes typical of the area together with fine chocolate notes and sweet spices give great complexity and long finish."

Founded in 1996, Finca Abril has vineyards that date from 1922.  Their 23 hectares of vines are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Merlot.  On their two farms in La Consulta, which is located in Valle de Uco in the Province of Mendoza, they prune and thin their vines to ensure low-yields and high quality fruit.

Hand harvested and selected, the grapes are fermented in stainless steel tanks, where it is pumped-over, a process called "remontajes", in both open and closed (without air oxygen) tanks.  Once the fermentation is complete, the wine sits on its skins for approximately 15 days.  Later, 40-50% of the wine is relocated to barrels and the remainder rests in stainless steel.

The Finca Abril’s single vineyard wine represents their best Malbec grapes from an eleven acre vineyard that dates back to 1922.  After two years in the cellar, the wine is aged in 100% new French oak and released only when it's ready.