Pre-Order Deadline has passed! This Argentinian blend showcases the best of both worlds, combining the richness of Malbec with the structure of Cabernet Sauvignon. The Malbecs grown here stand strong on their own but when blended with Cabernet, they create complex and powerful wines that represent the Argentine terroir. Ripe red fruits with hints of violet present on the nose. The palate unfolds elegantly with flavours of dark plum, fig and jammy black fruit. Soft and rich tannins enhance the mouthfeel and add to the long rich finish.
Mendoza a high- altitude desert like region with an impressive landscape. The region sits at the foot of the Andes and is an average od 900 metres above sea level. It has some of the highest vineyards in all the world. The hot, sunny, and semi- arid climate ensures the grapes ripen fully but the cool mountain air also slows to the ripening to help maintain good acidity. Mendoza relies on irrigation channels from the Andes Mountains. Melting snow helps with water supply, although the soil Is still quite dry and rocky, which means the vines must work harder for nutrients. The end result is smaller, more concentrated fruit. The combination of high elevation and an ideal climate make a perfect growing environment for Malbec and its noble partner.
Suggested food pairings include Grilled Bison burger, Wild rice and mushroom stuffed peppers and Mild blue cheese.
Arrives February 2024. Labels included.
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The benchmark wine of France’s Bordeaux region and California, Cabernet contends as the greatest red wine of the world and is grown in almost every winemaking region on the planet. Cabernet typically features notes of black fruits, firm tannins and is often oaked. Each growing region typically has its own ‘interpretation’ of this impressive wine.
Native to the Bordeaux region of France, Malbec is one of the 6 original grapes that go into the classic Bordeaux blend. It has since become Argentina’s signature wine and is now being found in other regions of the world. Malbec wines are rich, luscious and pair fabulously with beef.
Sitting at the foot of the Andes and an average of 900 metres above sea level, Mendoza boasts some of the highest vineyards in the world. Altitude is key to Mendoza’s quality; the hot, semi-arid climate gives the grapes the sun and heat they need to fully ripen, while the cool mountain nights drastically slow ripening thereby preserving acidity. The dry, rocky mountain soils force the vines to work harder for nutrients, producing smaller, more concentrated grapes.
Dry wines like Cabernet and Pinot Grigio have no perceptible amount of sweetness to the drinker and will often be detected as having a drying character in the mouth.
The big wines that can stand on their own. Often premium wines with higher tannins, alcohol levels and oaking levels as they all factor in a bigger tasting wine.
Most red wines will have at least a medium oak level as it is an expected part of the taste of a red wine.