About This Wine
Wines can be crafted in a variety of styles.
In the Bordeaux region of France, for instance, the flavors of the earth are emphasized, each vintage being a liquid snapshot of a specific time and a specific place. By contrast, in the Mendoza region of Argentina, many vintners prefer a more modern, fruit-forward profile.
Bodegas Caro, a Mendoza property of France’s Domaines Barons de Rothschild, splits the stylistic difference with its wine known as “Amancaya.” Named after an Andes flower also found in the Mendoza area, “Amancaya” marries Malbec with Cabernet Sauvignon.
The Malbec provides much of the fruit flavor, while the Cabernet lends structure and elegance. The 2010 vintage includes a bit more Malbec than Cab, so the fruit is right up front on the palate, yet doesn’t overwhelm the herbal quality of the Cabernet or the spice provided by the oak barrels — all in all, a style that’s easy to like.
About Red Blend
- Grape Composition:60% Malbec and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon
- Grape Source:Mendoza Growing Region of Argentina
- Aromas & Flavors:Cherry, Assorted Berries, Herbs and Mild Oak Spice
- Aging Vessels:Oak Barrels (20% First Use) for 12 Months
- When to Drink:Now Through 2015
- Food Pairing Suggestiona grilled burger, or mildly seasoned tapas.
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