Join us for a tasting as we explore Argentina and discover the magic of Malbec. Known for its big, bold flavors and supple texture, Malbec gained world recognition thanks to its runaway success in Argentina. Wine.com host Gwendolyn Osborn leads a discussion on the connection between grape and place with esteemed winery owners and winemakers from Zuccardi, Susana Balbo, and Altos las Hormigas as we taste three of their Malbecs.
- Sebastián Zuccardi, 3rd Generation Family Owner and Winemaker Director, Familia Zuccardi Vineyards
- Susana Balbo, Owner and Founder, Susana Balbo Wines
- Alberto Antonini, Founder and Winemaker, Altos Las Hormigas
- Hosted by: Gwendolyn Osborn, Wine Educator, Wine.com
Tasting Set Includes:
- Zuccardi Q Malbec
An exceptional harvest. Conditions were very fresh and dry. Cooler weather allowed for great natural acidity. This is very balanced with good structure. It has aromas of wild herbs, wild purple flowers and bright red and black fruit. On the palate the freshness persists with notes of red fruit, blueberries, cassis and spices like black pepper.
- Susana Balbo Signature Malbec
Beautiful deep violet color with exploding aromas of blackberries, blueberries and black cherries. It is a wonderfully floral, pure expression of Uco Valley. On the palate it has enticing flavors of plum, berries, with a bright acidity and a lick of chalk. Well-integrated oak and filigree tannins. Its finish is elegant, velvety and long.
- Altos las Hormigas Reserva Malbec
Made with selected grapes from vineyards located in the highlands of the Uco Valley; the vines are rooted in limestone soils that grant this Malbec its mineral notes. On the nose, it also shows notes of white pepper, graphite, and red and black fruits. As it spends time in the glass, it unfolds its true character, complex and multilayered. It is fresh in the mouth, with fine-grained tannins and a spicy finish. Its intensity is revealed in its concentrated flavors that remain for a long time in the palate.
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