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Aoyo Winery

Aoyo Winery
2013 Isla Chiloe Reserva, Malbec, Central Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Game Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 14% RS: .3%
83 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$13

Aoyo Winery
2013 Isla Chiloe Reserva, Malbec, Central Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Game Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 14% RS: .3%
Dark garnet color. Earthy aromas and flavors of dusty road, smoked turkey, and coffee grounds with a lightly tannic, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a breezy finish that presents notes of overripe strawberries, crayon, and cedar bark with chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A light and breezy red quaffer.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: dusty road, smoked turkey, and coffee grounds
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of overripe strawberries, crayon, and cedar bark
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Roasted Goat, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A light and breezy red quaffer.

The Producer

Aoyo Winery

The Producer
Las Condes
Santiago,
Chile
56 -228 9349

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 array of foods such as empanadas, hamburgers or grilled chicken or even roast meats or lighter game.