You take a sip. Close your eyes. And there you are. Rows of vines neatly line up at the base of the Andes. The behemoth mountain range rises in the distance, the purity of the Andes snowmelt waters glistening.
Though Malbec’s ancestral home is France, Argentina has whisked the grape away and made it their own. A toast to Argentina’s success story, Malbec is now a household name. Indeed, 70% of the world’s Malbec vineyards sit along the Andean foothills in Argentina. The altitude and cooler air here slow down Malbec’s ripening process, ensuring the grapes have the ideal balance of fruit and acidity.
The 2013 Dream Catcher Malbec delivers flavor and complexity of great depth. Lush blackberries bathed in pepper and smoke greet you. It’s transporting. And travel by corkscrew is the best way to travel.
Argentina is South America’s winemaking giant, and it’s just gotten started. Since the early 1990s, Argentina has enjoyed a robust and wide-reaching wine revolution. From simple table wine for the Argentine table to the age-worthy and world renowned Malbecs which adorn tables across the world, it’s been an exciting ride.
Mendoza enjoys a glowing reputation. The Andes dominate the western horizon here. The poor soils, cool weather, and non-stop breezes coax low yield vines to ripen fruit slowly. The resulting wines are full-bodied with naturally high acidity.
Malbec excels here, reaches new levels of expression and depth. The deeply colored, full-bodied, and fruit forward wines age gracefully in oak. Ready-to-drink Argentine Malbecs are tremendously popular worldwide, with the United States being a critical audience.
Deep crimson red in the glass. As you swirl, a potpourri of cinnamon and tobacco mingle with notes of candied cherry and raspberry. Upon sipping, your palate is met by an impressive velvety mouthfeel. Flavors of boysenberry meld with spicy undertones and hints of dried fruit, leading into a supple finish.
Mendoza is the heart of Argentina's wine industry and and known for the world's finest Malbec. Produced with great care, this big and bold Malbec is as ripe, rich, and round as it could possibly be.
This wine pairs well with roasted and grilled red meats, as well as hearty stews and wild game. It can also be a great started or finisher with strong cheeses.