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Contempo

Contempo
2016 Malbec, Famatina Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Lamb Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 13.9%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$10
Best Buy

Contempo
2016 Malbec, Famatina Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Lamb Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 13.9%
Garnet color. Fruity aromas and flavors of forest berry relish with pine, frosted spice cake, fondant, and sautéed mushrooms with a slightly chewy, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long forest berry jam, dusty road and violets, spiced cocoa powder, and leather patina finish with dusty tannins and moderate oak. A crushable, juicy malbec for dinner.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: forest berry relish with pine, frosted spice cake, fondant, and sautéed mushrooms
Taste Flavor: forest berry jam, dusty road and violets, spiced cocoa powder, and leather patina
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Lamb Chops With A Rosemary Sauce, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A crushable, juicy malbec for dinner.

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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.