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Northleaf Winery

Northleaf Winery
NV Roundabout Red, Malbec, Chile

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .7%
82 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$15

Northleaf Winery
NV Roundabout Red, Malbec, Chile

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .7%
Bright dusty ruby color. Fruity, confected, floral aromas and flavors of pink cotton candy, candied red cherries huckleberries, leather, and sweet oak and candied violets with a round, tart, off-dry full body and a polished, intriguing, breezy finish with soft tannins and light oak flavor.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: pink cotton candy, candied red cherries huckleberries, leather, and sweet oak and candied violets
Taste Flavor: pink cotton candy, candied red cherries huckleberries, leather, and sweet oak and candied violets
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Duck Paté, Duck Quesadillas, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Recommended

The Producer

Northleaf Winery

The Producer
232 S Janesville St
Milton, WI 53563
USA
1 608-580-0575

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.