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FILIPPO FIGARI

FILIPPO FIGARI
2020 The House, Family Collection, Malbec, Mendoza

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 13.9%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$14
Best Buy

FILIPPO FIGARI
2020 The House, Family Collection, Malbec, Mendoza

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 13.9%
Black violet color. Aromas and flavors of blackberry coulis, compressed watermelon, and hints of cured olives with a chewy, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a warming, interesting, medium-long finish that exhibits accents of hints of caramel and chocolate with moderate oak flavor. A mouth-filling, full-flavor Malbec.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: blackberry coulis, compressed watermelon, and hints of cured olives
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of hints of caramel and chocolate
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A mouth-filling, full-flavor Malbec.

The Producer

Dartley Family Wines

The Producer

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.