About This Wine
Originally grown in the southeast of France, Malbec has turned into the premier wine from Argentina.
Malbec acquires different characteristics based upon the weather and soil conditions where it’s grown. In the area of Maipu, part of the vast Mendoza growing region of Argentina, it attains its highest development, surpassing other regions in the country. This is the home of Andes Nevados.
For its 2009 bottling of Malbec, Andes Nevados winemaker Ramon Salvatierra sourced grapes from the highly acclaimed Cruz de Piedra Vineyard. Harvesting of the Malbec grapes took place over a 30-day period in March 2009 as each block of grapes, one after another, attained full ripeness.
Beautiful to look at (red with black tints and a shade of purple), beguiling to smell (with a smoky fruit aroma), and engaging on the palate, the wine is delicate yet full-flavored — and certainly deserving of the star role that the variety enjoys in Argentina.
A midseason ripener, it can bring very deep color, ample tannin, and a particular plum-like flavor component to add complexity to claret blends.
- Grape Composition:100% Malbec
- Grape Source:Maipu Growing Area of Argentina’s Mendoza Region
- Aromas & Flavors:Blackberry, Smoke, Plum and Hints of Cherry and Earth
- Aging Vessels:Stainless Steel Tanks for 7 Months
- When to Drink:Now Through 2013
- Food Pairing Suggestiongame meats, or pasta with a red sauce.
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