Full Review

Contempo

Contempo
2020 Estate Grown, Malbec, Central Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$9

Contempo
2020 Estate Grown, Malbec, Central Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13%
Deep purple color. Smoky aromas and flavors of blistered blackberries, mulberries, char-roasted coffee beans, rosemary, and candied bacon with a satiny, soft, dry-yet-fruity light body and a silky, medium-length finish that exhibits notes of smoked almonds and vanilla with heavy oak flavor. A smoky, oaky Malbec with lush purple fruit flavors.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: blistered blackberries, mulberries, char-roasted coffee beans, rosemary, and candied bacon
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of smoked almonds and vanilla
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A smoky, oaky Malbec with lush purple fruit flavors.

The Importer

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The Importer
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Wilmington, NC 28405
USA
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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.