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Luminis

Luminis
2013 Perdriel, Malbec, Luján de Cuyo

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 14.2%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$24

Luminis
2013 Perdriel, Malbec, Luján de Cuyo

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 14.2%
Black garnet color. Aromas of apple kombucha, spanish cider, fertile earth, and coriander with a slightly chewy, tangy, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a graceful, cheery dark berry filled pastry, vanilla icing, and lemon custard filled chocolate finish with dusty tannins and moderate oak flavor. A wild ride of a Malbec; eccentric yet mature.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Funky
Aroma Aroma: apple kombucha, spanish cider, fertile earth, and coriander
Taste Flavor: dark berry filled pastry, vanilla icing, and lemon custard filled chocolate
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Roast Beef Sandwich, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A wild ride of a Malbec; eccentric yet mature.

The Producer or Importer

USA Wine West, LLC

The Producer or  Importer
3030 Bridgeway, Suite 127
Sausalito, CA 94965
USA
1 415-331-4906

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.