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Quara

Quara
2013 Special Selection, Malbec, Cafayate

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 14% RS: .2%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$16

Quara
2013 Special Selection, Malbec, Cafayate

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 14% RS: .2%
Violet color. Toasty aromas of roasted nuts, baked berries, charcoal, and clay with a silky, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, refreshing, medium-length berry tart, toffee, herbs, and earth finish with moderate oak flavor. A bright, well-rounded malbec that is sure to please.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: roasted nuts, baked berries, charcoal, and clay
Taste Flavor: berry tart, toffee, herbs, and earth
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: Chili, Bacon Cheeseburger, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bright, well-rounded malbec that is sure to please.

The Producer or Importer

Aveniu Brands, Inc.

The Producer or  Importer
509 S Exeter, Suite 340
Baltimore, MD 21202
USA
1 410-884-9463

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.