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Valle Las Acequias Malbec Roble 2008
Malbec from Argentina
Bright red ruby,notes of plums and raspberries with touches of vanilla and chocolate. Sweet and round tannins, well balanced, long finish. Great with red meat and cheeses.
James Suckling - "Argentina offers wonderful value for money in juicy reds made from Malbec. This one is clean and bright with lots of berry and chocolate character with just a hint of tar. It's full to medium body, with lovely fruit and a delicious finish. Drink now."
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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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