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Bodega Zemlia

Bodega Zemlia
2015 Destinado, Malbec, Uco Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 13.5%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$11.99
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Bodega Zemlia
2015 Destinado, Malbec, Uco Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 13.5%
Opaque violet color. Fruity, creamy aromas and flavors of berry custard pie a la mode, roasted peppers and carrots, and pencil shavings and eraser with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, delightful, medium-long finish with notes of vanilla toffee, cocoa-dusted kiwi, and minerals with chewy, dusty tannins and light oak flavor. A nice lively, crunchy malbec that will pair nicely.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: berry custard pie a la mode, roasted peppers and carrots, and pencil shavings and eraser
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of vanilla toffee, cocoa-dusted kiwi, and minerals
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Braised Argentine Steaks, Braciole, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice lively, crunchy malbec that will pair nicely.

The Producer

Las Casuarinas SA (Bodega Zemlia)

The Producer
Tropero Sosa 1225
Mendoza,
Argentina
54 -2614817420

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.