Antigal Uno Malbec 2008
Malbec from Argentina, South America
Intense red color with violet tones. Aromas of wild berry and dark plum with a hint of coffee. Berry and plum continue to the palate with smoke and vanilla joining through the persistent finish. Pairs well with red meat entrees, Beef Wellington, roasted leg of lamb, grilled vegetables, and semi-firm cheeses.
Wine Enthusiast - "Condensed and dark on the bouquet, with initial hard, cheesy aromas giving way to herbal berry scents that suggest thyme and rosemary. The palate is soft and chubby, with just enough structure to make the earthy, ripe berry flavors taste better than simply big and bulky. Finishes with a light espresso bitterness. Drink now through 2012."
Antigal Winery & Estates has four vineyards located in Mendoza; more specifically three in the Uco Valley of Tupungato: Las Lomas, Dona Angeles and La Dolores and Don Pedrin located in Russell-Maipu. The Vineyards in the Uco Valley are between 2000-3000 feet above sea level and are strategically positioned on different terroirs to maximize the expression of each varietal.
Our vineyards have great attributes: calcerous soils, very hot days and cool nights allow a slow and stable phenolic ripening of our grapes with a high concentration of aromas, colors and polyphenols. View all Antigal Wines
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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Customer ReviewsSign In to Add Your Review4 }div>3.8 out of 5 stars
- 5 Stars: 1
- 4 Stars: 10
- 3 Stars: 4
- 2 Stars: 1
- 1 Stars: 0
21 ratings, 3 with reviewsaviva1964 - Moffat, CO49/14/2014
Ruth Ann - Philadelphia, PA23/17/2013Okay kind of disappointing41/19/201331/4/2013411/6/201238/15/201235/16/2012
- Smooth & Supple
Good quality Malbec for the moneyAnghara - Elgin, IL45/9/2012richard hirsch - Denver, CO44/29/201253/21/201241/13/201241/4/201241/4/2012
- Big & Bold
Bluesola - Bellingham, WA412/13/2011Big bold malbec, a nice campfire buddy.widebod - Hudson Falls, NY311/17/2011Red w/Attitude - Miami, FL47/1/2011
- Earthy & Spicy
Alcohol By Volume GuideMost 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%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Fruity
- Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Smooth & Supple
- Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Earthy & Spicy
- Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Big & Bold
- Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
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