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Quara

Quara
2015 Estate, Malbec, Cafayate

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Lamb Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .2%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$11
Best Buy
Cellar Selection

Quara
2015 Estate, Malbec, Cafayate

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Lamb Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .2%
Opaque garnet black color. Earthy, fruity, herbal aromas and flavors of espresso, dark berries - mulberries, olives, and leather - turned earth with a slightly chewy, crisp, dry full body and a warming, medium-long finish with earthy, woody, firm tannins and moderate oak flavor.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full, Spicy & Complex & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: espresso, dark berries - mulberries, olives, and leather - turned earth
Taste Flavor: espresso, dark berries - mulberries, olives, and leather - turned earth
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Braised Argentine Steaks, Roast Leg of Lamb, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Exceptional

The Producer or Importer

Aveniu Brands, Inc.

The Producer or  Importer
509 S Exeter, Suite 340
Baltimore, MD 21202
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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.