About This Wine
It’s interesting how a grape variety can fare so differently in different environments.
Take, for instance, the phylloxera epidemic that hit the Bordeaux appellation of France. After that, the Malbec variety was grafted onto vigorous rootstocks, but the grapes had difficulty attaining full ripeness. As a result, Malbec was replaced by Merlot in many blends.
But when Malbec arrived in South America around 1850, it easily adapted to the country’s various wine-producing areas, and really thrived at high altitudes. Today, Chile produces some amazing wines with Malbec grapes, including those grown in the country’s Central Valley.
At its best, Malbec is of a deep, dense and dark purple color — exactly like the 2016 Malbec from Las Rozas. Also like this wine, it has a great body and a lush texture. That means it can be savored solo, or enjoyed with stews or grilled meats. Concentrated and elegant, Las Rozas is a benchmark Chilean Malbec.
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:Curico Area in Chile’s Central Valley
- Aromas & Flavors:Black Cherry, Red Bell Pepper, Cocoa and Toast
- When to Drink:Now Through 2019
- Food Pairing Suggestion:braised leg of lamb or smoked, cured meats.
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