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Intipalka

Intipalka
2020 Malbec, Ica Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Peru
Alcohol: 13.5%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$13
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Intipalka
2020 Malbec, Ica Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Peru
Alcohol: 13.5%
Dark violet color. Aromas and flavors of huckleberry, coconut, honey-mint-herb lozenge, and black tea with a satiny, vibrant, dryish medium body and a silky, appealing, medium-length finish with accents of pine with moderate oak flavor. A juicy and distinctive Malbec that will appeal to novices and enthusiasts alike.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity
Aroma Aroma: huckleberry, coconut, honey-mint-herb lozenge, and black tea
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of hints of pine
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A juicy and distinctive Malbec that will appeal to novices and enthusiasts alike.

The Producer or Importer

Santiago Queirolo

The Producer or  Importer
Av. San Martin 1062
Summerville, PA 15864
USA
1 1-2057170

Their Portfolio

89 Intipalka 2020 Sauvignon Blanc, Ica Valley 12.5% (Peru) $13.00.
85 Intipalka 2020 Rosé, Syrah, Ica Valley 13% (Peru) $13.00.
92 Intipalka 2020 Malbec, Ica Valley 13.5% (Peru) $13.00.
BR Intipalka 2020 Tannat, Ica Valley 13.5% (Peru) $13.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Intipalka 2019 Reserva Malbec-Merlot, Ica Valley 13% (Peru) $18.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Intipalka 2018 Gran Reserva No.1, Ica Valley 13% (Peru) $50.00. - Bronze Medal

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.