Trivento Eolo Malbec 2008
Malbec from Argentina, South America
Purple tinted with assertive red tones, Eolo unfolds layers of engaging aromas including ripe cherry, smoky coconut and hints of blueberry jam. Full bodied in structure, this wine has lively fruit flavors and sweet round tannins that allow for a long, smooth and lingering finish.
Enjoy with grilled meats including beef and game. Also excellent with spicy dishes, and aged cheeses.
The Wine Advocate - "The 2008 Eolo Malbec is blended with 5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Petit Verdot and sees 18 months in French new oak. It is utterly refined on the nose with dark cherries, rose petals, Asian spices and a hint of bay leaf. The palate is medium-bodied with supple, filigree tannins. It is a feminine Malbec with a satin-like texture and a caressing finish of blood orange and creme de cassis. This is a hideously expensive, but undeniably beautiful, succinctly crafted Malbec. Wonderful."
Wine Enthusiast - "Eolo is apparently on the upswing in just its 3rd incarnation. The nose is deep and sweet, with licorice, rubber, lemon peel and tobacco to go with bold berry aromas. Shows immensity and structure in the mouth, with layered blackberry flavors and creaminess. Fades well, with tobacco and leather gracing the finish.
Wine Spectator - "An ambitious wine, with ripe linzer torte, plum preserves and berry coulis fruit that's well-integrated with toasty notes of apple wood and tarry mineral, leading to the long, fruit-filled finish. An impressive effort for the vintage. Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot."
International Wine Cellar - "Deep, saturated ruby. Cassis, licorice and bitter chocolate on the slightly warm nose. Densely packed and concentrated if a bit unrefined. There's a juiciness to the powerful fruit but I would have liked to see more restraint. This big, rich wine is rather overwhelming but the tannins avoid dryness. For fans of the style."
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Our winery is named after the three winds that sweep through our vineyards, giving our grapes their unique character.
The icy Polar wind invades the vineyard in winter. Cold forces the sap deep within the vines. Pruning begins to encourage renewed growth.
The Zonda wind rushes down off the Andes from the West. Racing across open furrows, its warmth envelops each plant rousing the dormant sap to supply new, spring growth.
The third wind, the Sudestada, draws in from the East, fresh yet humid, in summer. It gives our grapes respite from the searing sun and eases berry ripening. View all Trivento Wines
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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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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
- <img border="0" align = "center" src="/images/Category/Varietal_Red_Wine.jpg" width="750" height="300">Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.