Full Review

Vendi

Vendi
2015 Malbec, Aconcagua Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13%
80 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$12

Vendi
2015 Malbec, Aconcagua Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13%
Medium color. Fruity, sweet aromas of strawberry, maraschino cherry, vanilla, and candied watermelon with a soft, flat, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, somewhat odd, fleeting , and simple syrup finish with soft tannins. A sweet, fruity Malbec for an easy drink on the balcony.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity
Aroma Aroma: strawberry, maraschino cherry, vanilla, and candied watermelon
Taste Flavor: , and simple syrup
Sweetness Sweetness: Moderately Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A sweet, fruity Malbec for an easy drink on the balcony.

The Importer

Joseph Victori Wines & Co., Inc.

The Importer
17 Prospect Street
Huntington, NY 11743
USA
1 631-423-8500

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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.