Posts tagged Malbec

Alamos Catena Malbec 2009, Mendoza, Argentina

The Catena Family might be considered the Mondavi's of Mendoza. Recognized leaders in terms of quality and excellence on the business side, both families have opened doors for many of their neighbours. The Alamos line of wines is an affordable range from the venerable house, and being a Mendoza product you know that Malbec will be the franchise player. The colour of the wine is typically dark and the smell reminds one of cherry dipped cigarillos, with some raspberry thrown in, it is quite pleasant. Read more [...]

Graffigna Centanario Malbec 2007, San Juan, Argentina

  Growing grapes in the San Juan region of Argentina cannot be that difficult, it offers the perfect mix of geology and 300+ days of sunshine per year. If you were to design a wine making laboratory, this would be a great model to follow. So what's the challenge to local wine makers, and why aren't San Juan wines uniformly acknowledge as being the best of the best? The first part of that answer is consumer preferences are never predictable – and secondly wine making is not a laboratory based Read more [...]

Clos La Coutale 2007, Cahors, France

This wine is a classic's classic. In fact, it reminds me of how a song was forgotten or that gained only marginal success way back when, that gets covered by a new artist and all of a sudden the original becomes a bigger hit than than the cover. Cahors is a region in the South West department of France. Clos La Coutale is an AOC Cahors. Always a hit Confit de Cuisse de Canard (Duck leg preserved in Duck Fat) serving French bistros, Cahors wines are powerful and tannic, smelling of blackcurrant and Read more [...]

Nicolas Catena Zapata 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina

  Bodega Catena Zapata from the Mendoza Region of Argentina is one of the earliest to market Argentinian wines in the premium price category on a world wide basis. They market Malbec, Chardonnays, Syrahs and blends. Like many other new world wine producers, they run up against a wall of low expectations from consumers. These low expectations are often undeserved given that wine is after all, just grape juice preserved via fermentation. That having been said, even wine neophytes understand the concept Read more [...]

Masi Tupungato’s Passo Doble Malbec/Corvina, Mendoza, Argentina

Q: What do you get when you cross a huge Venetian Wine based winemaker producing a Ripasso method wine blended with Corvina grapes and historically French Malbec grape in Argentina? A: Joy. Cleverly named after a dance that originated in France (like the Malbec grape) that is now mostly associated with the South American Tango style dance, Passo Doble, Masi Tupungato's Passo Doble Malbec/Corvina blend is a dark and rich natural dance partner for braised beef. Grown in the Mendoza region of Read more [...]
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