Restivo Malbec Reserve 2010
Malbec from Patagonia, Argentina
From the cool, dry climate of the beautiful Patagonian landscape comes a wine with deep and intense violet-red color and a fruity and spicy character. There are notes of ripe plum, leather and some vanilla. Medium-bodied with firmed tannins, Restivo Malbec Reserve is an elegant wine with great structure and persistent finish.
Wine Enthusiast - "On the bouquet, the aromas are dark and mildly charred, with notes of grilled beef, blackberry and smoke. It feels powerful, juicy and healthy, with blackberry, dark plum and spice flavors. The finish is peppery, lively and bullish, with no shortage of toasty oak. Best Buy."
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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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