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Manos Andinas

Manos Andinas
2018 Reserva, Malbec, Mendoza

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$14.99
Best Buy

Manos Andinas
2018 Reserva, Malbec, Mendoza

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
Garnet color. Aromas and flavors of ripe plum, blackberry pie, chocolate cake, fresh earth, and nuts with a vibrant, dry-yet-fruity full body and a medium-long finish. A very appetizing Malbec will well-integrated tannins and balanced, juicy fruit.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: ripe plum, blackberry pie, chocolate cake, fresh earth, and nuts
Taste Flavor: ripe plum, blackberry pie, chocolate cake, fresh earth, and nuts
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very appetizing Malbec will well-integrated tannins and balanced, juicy fruit.

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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 array of foods such as empanadas, hamburgers or grilled chicken or even roast meats or lighter game.