Trivento Eolo Malbec 2011
Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina
Purple tinted with assertive red tones, Eolo unfolds layers of engaging aromas including ripe cherry, smoky coconut and hints of blueberry jam. Full bodied in structure, this wine has lively fruit flavors and sweet round tannins that allow for a long, smooth and lingering finish.
Enjoy with grilled meats including beef and game. Also excellent with spicy dishes, and aged cheeses.
James Suckling - "Dark purple color with powerful aromas of blackberry, black licorice, mineral and violet. It's full-bodied, soft and velvety textured plus rich and flavorful. So much fruit yet it shows some reserve and backbone. Classy red. Drink or hold."
The Wine Advocate - "The 2011 Eolo Malbec, pure Malbec from Lujan de Cuyo, has notes of ripe black fruit and a medium to full body with great power but keeps the elegance and balance. This is a Malbec that expresses the Lujan character together with a whiff of varnish that lifts the nose up. Through the management of irrigation, they have succeeded in lowering the alcohol level to 14.8% without compromising ripeness, so the wine feels better balanced. It is still a little bit tannic and would benefit from some time in bottle. This is a great wine reflecting a great vineyard. Drink 2015-2022."
Wine Spectator - "A big red, offering an array of dark fruit flavors, including blackberry, currant, roasted plum and fig. Quite minerally midpalate, with a finish filled with baker's chocolate and Asian spice notes. Drink now through 2020. "
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Our winery is named after the three winds that sweep through our vineyards, giving our grapes their unique character.
The icy Polar wind invades the vineyard in winter. Cold forces the sap deep within the vines. Pruning begins to encourage renewed growth.
The Zonda wind rushes down off the Andes from the West. Racing across open furrows, its warmth envelops each plant rousing the dormant sap to supply new, spring growth.
The third wind, the Sudestada, draws in from the East, fresh yet humid, in summer. It gives our grapes respite from the searing sun and eases berry ripening. View all Trivento Wines
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Notable FactsUnlike its Chilean neighbor, Argentina's vineyards are spread out around the country. The best known region is Mendoza, almost parallel to Santiago to the west. Mendoza contains the sub-regions of Maipu (pronounced MY-pu) and San Rafael. Grape-wise, the most important white is Chardonnay, making wine similar to California's style on the variety. Another fun white grape to try is Torrontes. Almost only grown in Argentina, Torrontes makes wines that are crisp, aromatic and easy-drinking. Some of the best versions of this wine come from the northern region of Salta, with very high altitude vineyards. As for the reds, Cabernet Sauvignon is the main grape for many wines leaving the country, but Malbec, the grape Argentinians like to call their own, makes very distinctive wines that are structured, dense and velvety. Many more varieties happily grow in the country, but for export, and consistent quality, these are the primary grapes.
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