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Don Rodolfo

Don Rodolfo
2021 Art of the Andes, Malbec, Argentina

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .2%
Green Practices
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$12

Don Rodolfo
2021 Art of the Andes, Malbec, Argentina

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .2%
Garnet black color. Aromas and flavors of leather and brett, pickling spices, mocha, and canned black olive with a velvety, lively, dry medium-to-full body and a warming, interesting, medium-length finish imparting notes of black cherry, pickled raspberry and pomegranate, and mocha with medium tannins and light oak flavor. Ripe and juicy fruits abound while maintaining good acidity and a vibrant herbaceous note.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: leather and brett, pickling spices, mocha, and canned black olive
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of black cherry, pickled raspberry and pomegranate, and mocha
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Ripe and juicy fruits abound while maintaining good acidity and a vibrant herbaceous note.

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Malbec

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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.