Graffigna Centenario Reserve Malbec 2010
Pair with grilled seasoned beef, lamb, duck or regional Argentine dishes, such as empanadas, locro, carbonada, cheeses.
In 1870 Santiago Graffigna founded one of the oldest vineyards in Argentina.
At just 12 years old, Santiago, an Italian boy, embarked into unknown Argentina to help his uncle, to do what had never been done before, cultivate the vine in San Juan Valley.
Thanks to his relentless entrepreneurial spirit and vision, Santiago Graffigna founded one of the oldest vineyards in Argentina and achieved his goal of making world-class wines. To the fruit of this work he put his own name, Graffigna, as a symbol of his pride and worthy representative of his quality.
Today, 150 years after embarking on his adventure, we continue to honor his vision through complex wines that transmit the true expression of each variety, with deep aromas, flavors and great character.
Most distinguished and celebrated from Argentina’s Mendoza, Malbec has seen runaway success since the early 2000s. Mendoza’s agreeable, continental climate with hot, dry summers and cold snowy winters allows the perfect conditions for growing outstanding Malbec. This grape is easy to like for its lusty, deep flavors and aromas of blackberry, plum, red cherry, autumn spice and tilled earth. It’s easy to find delicious, fruit-driven, affordable everyday examples and in prices beyond, quite exceptional ones with dense, supple textures that make them capable of aging.