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Finca Perdriel Coleccion Malbec 2009
Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina
Intense red color. Complex aromas of ripe fruits, plums and cherry with spice notes. Concentrated and mouth filling. Persistent finish.
Wine Enthusiast - "This is a cuddly, jammy, ripe Malbec with maple, blackberry and oak aromas. It feels weighty and lush, with large-scale boysenberry, blackberry and blueberry flavors. It turns a little soft and basic on the finish, but there’s no griping about this wine’s purity and fruit content. "
Finca Perdriel Winery
Finca Perdriel was born in Mendoza over one hundred years ago as the first farm of Bodega Norton. The soil layer is thinner than the region’s average resulting in lower water retention, which gives rise to more concentrated fruits. The wines are characterized by firm structure, intense color and flavor, and highly fit for storage. View all Finca Perdriel 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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