Wine of the Week: Trapiche Malbec

Monday, October 4, 2010
The air has turned cooler which means the wine selection has turned to red. I am an adventurous wine drinker. I like experimenting with different varieties, different vintages, and different regions. My latest love in the reds, Malbec is a red grape which originated in South West France. However, Argentina is best town for its production of Malbec.

Trapiche is the mostly widely known Argentinian wine producer. With over 2,500 acres of landholding at the foothills of the Andes Mountains, Trapiche hand harvests and hand sorts all their grapes.

Trapiche Malbec is a rich, intense, red wine noted for its cherry, raspberry, and plum aromas. With hints of truffle and vanilla, the Trapiche Malbec is best paired with hard cheeses, pizza, pasta with a meaty sauce, and any red meat. What I love about this wine is that it is rich but fruity and certainly not sweet. At about $10 per bottle, it is a steal for the quality. Serve it at your next gathering, and I guarantee it'll be an icebreaker. It will certainly get your guests chirping.

Enjoy your wine responsibly.

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