Full Review

Vignano

Vignano
2015 Matrio, Malbec, Toscana IGT

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 14% RS: .1%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$52

Vignano
2015 Matrio, Malbec, Toscana IGT

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 14% RS: .1%
Deep purple color. Interesting aromas of black raspberry, tomato, basil, and patent leather with a satiny, crisp, medium body and a hot, cheery cherry soda, nutskins, and baking spices finish with moderate oak flavor. A tasty Tuscan red for delicious pairings.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Funky
Aroma Aroma: black raspberry, tomato, basil, and patent leather
Taste Flavor: cherry soda, nutskins, and baking spices
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Ravioli Marinara, Linguini Marinara, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A tasty Tuscan red for delicious pairings.

The Producer

Societa Agricola Fanucci

The Producer
302 Via Vignano
Certaldo, 50052
Italy
39 -571660144

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.