Full Review

Maipe

Maipe
2015 Reserve, Bonarda, Mendoza

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Lamb Pasta

Category: Bonarda

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 13.5%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$18.99

Maipe
2015 Reserve, Bonarda, Mendoza

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Lamb Pasta

Category: Bonarda

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 13.5%
Opaque brown brick red color. Aromas and flavors of tart mulberries, leather and suede, gravel dust, and planked oak and salinity with a tangy, dry full body and a refreshing, brisk finish with dusty, woody tannins and moderate oak flavor. Unique nose.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: tart mulberries, leather and suede, gravel dust, and planked oak and salinity
Taste Flavor: tart mulberries, leather and suede, gravel dust, and planked oak and salinity
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Lamb Burgers, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Unique nose.

The Producer or Importer

Kysela Pere Et Fils, Ltd.

The Producer or  Importer
331 Victory Rd
Winchester, VA 22602
USA
1 540-722-9228

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Bonarda

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Bonarda is an Italian red grape whose ancestral home is in the northern Italian provinces of Lombardy and Piedmont. While it does little in its native Italy nowadays, it can be quite something in Argentina, where Italian immigrants brought the vine in the 1800s. The region of Mendoza has large blocks of old vine vineyards that produce deeply hued, intensely fruited wines with attractive acidity and soft tannins. They make for beautiful early drinking reds and are tremendous values. In California, this same strain of Bonarda is known as Charbono and can produce similarly dramatic, if under-appreciated, wines.