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Contempo

Contempo
2021 Malbec, Cachapoal Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$9
Best Buy

Contempo
2021 Malbec, Cachapoal Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13%
Violet color. Savory aromas and flavors of char grilled green peppers and tomatoes, chocolate blueberries and nuts, cornichons, and teriyaki turkey jerky with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a sleek, refreshing, medium-long finish displaying accents of pomegranate and roasted and pickled root vegetables with well-integrated, crunchy tannins and light oak flavor. A very savory and table-tuned Malbec that is practically begging to be served with grilled meats and vegetables.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Savory, New World & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: char grilled green peppers and tomatoes, chocolate blueberries and nuts, cornichons, and teriyaki turkey jerky
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of pomegranate and roasted and pickled root vegetables
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very savory and table-tuned Malbec that is practically begging to be served with grilled meats and vegetables.

The Importer

Boutique Bev

The Importer
1319 Military Cutoff Rd. Ste CC #220
Wilmington, NC 28405
USA
1 910-210-6162

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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.