Bodega Cuarto Dominio Chento Malbec 2010
Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina
The Chento Malbec has a profoundly dark and brooding violet color. On the nose, Chento bursts forth with aromas of black fruits, violets and spices, followed by delicate mineral and graphite notes. This wine has intense flavors of ripe plum and chocolate, with great concentration, velvety tannins and a persistent finish. This wine pairs wonderfully with red meats and traditional pasta dishes.
Wine Spectator - "A racy red, with a floral edge to the fresh crushed black cherry and raspberry ganache fruit. Well-focused, with a long finish that pumps out undertones of spice, flowers and graphite."
Bodega Cuarto Dominio Winery
Located in La Consulta, Uco Valley, Bodega Cuarto Dominio winery is owned and operated by fourth generation Mendoza producers. It all began more than a century ago, when the first generation traveled to Argentina from Europe with the hope of turning their winemaking dreams into reality in Mendoza. Passion, conviction and determination helped this generation plant the first family vineyards in the East and Central Valleys shortly after their arrival in Mendoza. Over 110 years later, the legacy lives on and is thriving as the following generations of Mendoza producers have continued to cultivate and produce wines of distinction, quality and authenticity in the high elevation vineyards of the Uco Valley. View all Bodega Cuarto Dominio 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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