Payana Malbec 2011

Malbec from Argentina, South America

Price: $12.99
Item No. 123165
Alcohol By Volume: 13.9%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

Payana Malbec is a deep ruby red color. On the nose there are hints of coffee, dried plums, and rum raisin. On the palate, earthier flavors like leather, tobacco and coffee emerge to balance the fruit. This wine has an elegant texture and smooth tannins.

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Learn About Payana

Payana is a popular children's game in Argentina, of native origins, played with five small stones. The player picks a stone up and tosses it up into the air, picks another stone up from the ground with the same hand, and then catches the first stone before it hits the ground. Payana wines are were developed Paolo Domeneghetti, Domaine Select Wine Estates Founder and CEO in...

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Learn About Argentina

(ahr-jen-TEE-nah) Now fifth in the world for wine production, Argentina is catching up in the quality wine sector. A long time wine producer, Argentina used to make wine in order to drink it, not export it. And so the wines produced were quaffable and rustic and made for the local's everyday dinner. Yet it's hard not to get caught up in the wine market of the world and some...

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Learn About Malbec

Malbec(MAHL-beck) Angel of Argentina Originally a common grape in Bordeaux, Malbec adds only a small percentage to the blends there. It has, however, found another region in which to flourish -the bourgeoning wine region of Argentina. In fact, Argentinians have adopted Malbec as their national grape! Notable Facts Malbec is used in small amounts in...

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