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Durigutti

Durigutti
2015 Bonarda, Mendoza

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Vegetables

Category: Other Argentine Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 13.5%
82 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$15

Durigutti
2015 Bonarda, Mendoza

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Vegetables

Category: Other Argentine Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 13.5%
Black violet color. Savory aromas and flavors of water chestnuts, prune, and spinach in lemon pan sauce with a lightly tannic, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a warming, medium-length finish that shows touches of white bean spread with apricot agridolce with grippy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A funky argentine red.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Funky & Savory
Aroma Aroma: water chestnuts, prune, and spinach in lemon pan sauce
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with touches of white bean spread with apricot agridolce
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Beef Stew, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A funky argentine red.

The Importer

Elixir Wine Group

The Importer
990 NW Brooks St. Ste.#3
Bend, OR 97703
USA
1 541-388-5330

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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.