Septima Malbec 2012
Malbec from Argentina, South America
Intense red with purplish highlights. Fresh cherries balanced with toast and vanilla from aging in American oak mixed with notes of strawberry jam in nice balance with reminiscence of rosemary, watermelon, pear and raspberry. Soft and elegant sweet tannins which remind of raspberry jam. Its aftertaste is fruity with a hint of smoky oak. Well balanced and lingering finish.
Wine Spectator - "This offers an engaging core of ripe plum and dark currant flavors, lifted by fresh acidity. A mix of dried herbs, hot stone and cocoa powder lingers on the finish. Drink now through 2019. 30,000 cases imported."
Bodega Septima Winery
Making stellar wine is the sole focus at Bodega Septima, a pristine winery situated in the acclaimed Mendoza winemaking district of Argentina.
Founded in 1999, the winery was the seventh (in Spanish “septima”) winery introduced by the Codorníu Group, known for its world-famous cava and still wines from Spain and Napa Valley. Imported exclusively by Aveníu Brands, Septima produces authentic wines that are modern, with a nod to tradition. View all Bodega Septima 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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