Bodega DiamAndes Gran Reserva 2007
Bordeaux Red Blends from Argentina, South America
DiamAndes de Uco red wine has a personality of its own, shaped by the unique characteristics of Malbec, Argentina's emblematic varietal. This red wine blend is complex, alluring, intense and well-balanced. Full-bodied with rich, ripe fruit and depth.
Blend: 70% Malbec and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine Enthusiast - "Appealing from the start, with minerality, crustiness and tight dark berry aromas. The palate is saturated and layered, with flavors of blackberry, coffee and chocolate. Offers grip and structure due to fine tannins, and it's ready to drink now."
Wine Spectator - "Ripe and rich, but pure and showing solid drive, as the blueberry, boysenberry and blackberry fruit flavors race along an underpinning of graphite and black tea. The long, black licorice-filled finish is nicely focused. Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2011. 3,500 cases made. "
International Wine Cellar - "Saturated bright ruby. Wild aromas of black fruits, game, leather, minerals and bitter chocolate, lifted by a peppery nuance. Sweet and concentrated, conveying an impression of strong extract to its intense flavors of blackcurrant and game. A strong graphite minerality adds to the impression of depth. Finishes with broad, serious tannins and lovely persistence.
A 70/30 blend of malbec and cabernet sauvignon."
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Bodega DiamAndes Winery
The Bodega DiamAndes is a single estate nestled in the foothills of the Andes Mountain, at an altitude of 1,100 meters. The vineyard is located in the heart of the Uco valley, one of the best quality vineyard areas in. Bodega DiamAndes has gained international recognition across the world, and is increasingly appreciated for its excellent quality and value for money. The fabulous terroir and the ideal climate, combined with expertise and experience, has resulted in the outstandingly long-living wines. View all Bodega DiamAndes Wines
About ArgentinaView a map of Argentina wineries (ahr-jen-TEE-nah)
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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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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