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Antigal

Antigal
2013 "UNO", Malbec, Mendoza

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Lamb Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 13.9% RS: .26%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$17.99
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Antigal
2013 "UNO", Malbec, Mendoza

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Lamb Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 13.9% RS: .26%
Dark deep purple color. Interesting, fruity aromas and flavors of vanilla orange fudge, pistachio nougat, berry tart, and marinated olives with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, appealing, medium-length pencil shavings and cocoa-dusted roasted nuts finish with well-integrated, crunchy tannins and light oak. A lively, layered malbec that will be fun to pair with.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Savory & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: vanilla orange fudge, pistachio nougat, berry tart, and marinated olives
Taste Flavor: pencil shavings and cocoa-dusted roasted nuts
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Mongolian Beef, Grilled Lamb Chops With A Rosemary Sauce, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A lively, layered malbec that will be fun to pair with.

The Producer

Antigal Winery & Estates

The Producer
Calle Maza s/n y Manuel A Saez 5517
Russell, Mendoza
Argentina
54 -3054060091

Their Portfolio

Malbec

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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
While Malbec is historically known as a red Bordeaux variety, it is Argentina that has given this grape its new found popularity. Bright purple in color with ripe plum and black cherry fruit with moderate acidity, Malbec from Argentina has become the people’s choice among moderately priced red wines ($12-$16 a bottle in domestic markets).

Along with the plum and black cherry flavors, there are notes of pepper, black spice and in a few examples, a note of tobacco. Most versions from Argentina are made for consumption upon release or within the first two years after the vintage date; however, a few producers make long-lived offerings of Malbec from older vineyards that retail for $40 or more.

Malbec can work with a humble foods such as empanadas, hamburgers or grilled chicken or even roast meats or lighter game.