Casarena Malbec 2010
Malbec from Argentina, South America
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 14.4%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most 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%.
Intense color with purple notes, brilliant and attractive color. Nose with flower notes and
fresh fruit. Sweet entrance in the mouth, great volume, freshness and persistency.
"Saturated ruby-red. Sexy aromas of musky currant, blackberry and chocolate. Pure and sweet but nicely leavened by ripe acidity. There's a confectionery note here, but this is lower in pH and alcohol than the 2009 version. Needs a year or so for its sugar and acidity to harmonize. Very attractive wine from young vines. And it's fascinating to taste malbec fruit without oak."
International Wine Cellar
"The unoaked 2010 Malbec is a supple, easygoing, spicy wine with plenty of black cherry and black raspberry fruit. With excellent volume and length, it is a very good value meant for drinking over the next 3-4 years."
The Wine Advocate
"Much better than the 2009, this Malbec opens with menthol, leather and herb aromas along with notes of berries. It feels deep, with a medium body and sweet, friendly, flavors of blackberry, brown sugar and chocolate. The finish tastes slightly candied."
"A beefy red, with notes of meat, spice and smoke behind the kirsch and plum sauce fruit character. Hints of licorice and game fill the rich finish."
Learn About Casarena
Casarena vineyards is limited to produced concentrated grapes with an expression of their terroir. The fermentations are cool with extended macerations which add layers of flavors and complex aromas. Our Wine Making team is headed by Michel Rolland.
Our vineyards are located in Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina. This is an area where we find vineyards of great prestige, at 33º...
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(ahr-jen-TEE-nah) Now fifth in the world for wine production, Argentina is catching up in the quality wine sector. A long time wine producer, Argentina used to make wine in order to drink it, not export it. And so the wines produced were quaffable and rustic and made for the local's everyday dinner. Yet it's hard not to get caught up in the wine market of the world and some...
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Learn About Malbec
Angel of Argentina
Originally a common grape in Bordeaux,
Malbec adds only a small percentage to the blends there. It has, however, found another region in which to flourish -the bourgeoning wine region of
In fact, Argentinians have adopted Malbec as their national grape!
Malbec is used in small amounts in...
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