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Durigutti

Durigutti
2016 Malbec, Mendoza

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Lamb Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 13.6% RS: <1%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$16

Durigutti
2016 Malbec, Mendoza

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Lamb Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 13.6% RS: <1%
Garnet black color. Savory aromas and flavors of dark roasted nuts, lit tobacco, chocolate and berries in yogurt, and olive brine with a supple, bright, dryish medium-to-full body and a silky, compelling, medium-length finish manifesting notes of dried berries and pepper with soft, chewy tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A finely balanced malbec with a wide appeal.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, New World, Oaky & Savory
Aroma Aroma: dark roasted nuts, lit tobacco, chocolate and berries in yogurt, and olive brine
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of dried berries and pepper
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Gnocchi Bolognese, Lamb Kebobs, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A finely balanced malbec with a wide appeal.

The Importer

Elixir Wine Group

The Importer
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Bend, OR 97703
USA
1 541-388-5330

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.