This Malbec from the Uco Valley in Mendoza outshines many of it's jammy competitors. Made from 80 year old vines that give concentrated fruit, this wine has refined tannin and velvety black fruit. A solid pairing with grilled fare, especially smoked bbq.
Do you want a wine with bold fruit, smooth and sweet on the palate, but dry and mineral on the finish? Who doesn't, right? How about a wine that does all that and is under $20? If so, Tierra Divina Old Vine Malbec is not going to be a tough sell.
Tucked into the foothills of the Andes two very old, sustainably-farmed vineyards of Malbec grapes grow. Patrick Campbell, a master of California winemaking, opts for these 60-year old vines for the concentrated flavors they provide in the finished wine. When the grapes are picked, natural fermentation is allowed to occur, and once it finishes it the wine is transported to California (without added sulfur!) to age in new and old oak. Deep dark purple in the glass, the nose is earthy and slightly herbal. The palate though is all ripe, sweet fruit black fruit until the long, dry finish.
Ever tried a sparkling Malbec? A Patagonian Pinot Noir? Argentine winemakers have long been in a position to experiment, most often with very tasty results. Many grapes flourish here, but none have been as commercially successful as Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon. One of the great undiscovered gems is Torrontés, a fresh, aromatic white variety that is best enjoyed young. The red Bonarda grape is...
Known as Côt throughout much of France, Malbec is the dark-skinned variety that put Argentinian wine on the map - and likewise, Argentinian Malbec saved the grape from near obscurity. The Cahors appellation in France still relies on Malbec to distinguish many of its wines, but the area is exceptional in this regard. As the grape can be quite difficult to cultivate, it has become far less popular...
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