Argento Argento Reserva Malbec 2009
Malbec from Argentina, South America
This superb Malbec has a deep purple color and offers concentrated aromas of plums, black cherries and notes of violet. The jammy plum and red fruit flavors are rounded off perfectly by soft, supple tannins.
Wine Enthusiast - "Argento has found its calling with this wine, by far the best to date from this label. It’s deep and pure, with raisin, blackberry, spice and vanilla on the nose. Super solid and lush, with layered flavors of jammy berry, coffee and chocolate. Holds all its form on the finish; excellent vino for the dollar. Imported by Lion Nathan USA, Inc. Editors’ Choice. "
Established in the famous wine region of Mendoza in 1998, Argento set out to unlock the vibrant and velvety character of the Malbec grape and the intense flavors of the fruit grown in our vineyards at the foothills of the majestic Andes.
The word ‘Argento’, which is Latin for silver, embodies the unique spirit of Argentina and all that is quintessentially Argentine. ‘Argento’ relates to the strong silver thread of tradition that runs through the veins of the country and pays homage to Argentina’s long history of crafting precious wines. View all Argento 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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3 ratings, 2 with reviewscommonguywinedrinker - Braintree, MA210/14/2014Average. Nothing special. Tasted like fruit roll up at back of throat. Would buy again if it was on saleNo Moss - Seattle, WA39/28/2012DC Wine - Washington, DC39/2/2011Decent Malbec, on the fruiter side with a peppery aftertaste. Good value wine.
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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