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Bodega Zemlia

Bodega Zemlia
2013 Destinado Evolucion Red Blend, Uco Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Vegetables

Category: Other Argentine Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 14.2%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$24.99

Bodega Zemlia
2013 Destinado Evolucion Red Blend, Uco Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Vegetables

Category: Other Argentine Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 14.2%
Bright deep purple color. Savory aromas and flavors of baked dark berries and strawberries, praline, marinated olives, and toasty cedar with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a long finish revealing notes of roasted nuts, cedar, and delicate spiced banana creme brulee. A rich, savory, toasty Argentine red blend with a lot of Old World like nuances.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: baked dark berries and strawberries, praline, marinated olives, and toasty cedar
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of roasted nuts, cedar, and delicate spiced banana creme brulee
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Steak Florentine, Steak With Chimichurri, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich, savory, toasty Argentine red blend with a lot of Old World like nuances.

The Producer

Las Casuarinas SA (Bodega Zemlia)

The Producer
Tropero Sosa 1225
Mendoza,
Argentina
54 -2614817420

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.