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Algodon Wine Estates

Algodon Wine Estates
2013 Premium Reserva, Malbec-Bonarda, Argentina

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other Argentine Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$34

Algodon Wine Estates
2013 Premium Reserva, Malbec-Bonarda, Argentina

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other Argentine Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
Dusty black garnet color. Aromas of cola, grenadine, blood orange, and tamarind with a silky, tangy, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, brisk pickled beets finish with woody tannins and moderate oak flavor. A zingy red for rich meals.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: cola, grenadine, blood orange, and tamarind
Taste Flavor: pickled beets
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Spaghetti Carbonara, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A zingy red for rich meals.

The Importer

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Other Argentine Red

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
While Malbec from Argentina has taken the American market by storm, there are other reds produced in that country. Planted in only slightly less quantity than Malbec is a red variety called Bonarda. However, we usually use the term 'Other Argentine Red' to refer to wines made with blends of red wine grapes, mostly Bordeaux varietals. These wines are usually modeled stylistically after drier Old World claret style wines versus the juicy, fruity style of Argentine malbec that has become so popular.

Other red wines made in Argentina include Syrah, Pinot Noir, Tempranillo, Barbera and Cabernet Franc. As with most wine-producing regions, growers have learned which climates are most beneficial for particular varieties. Thus Pinot Noir is a specialty of the cool climate Patagonia region in the south, while Syrah produces notable results in the hotter San Juan region near the western border with Chile.