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Hey Malbec 2013 – Mendoza – Argentina

The moment Hey Malbec heard the sound, he knew that this was his moment.  It was the sound of hope.  It was the sound of potential.  It was the sound of dreams, imagination, and anticipation.

The day had started out like any other.  Sat upon a box, surrounded by his brothers and his friends. Some were other Malbecs like him, a few even looked the same.

Over the day, people had come.  People had gone.  Some slow saunters by, some frenzied dashes, some casual observations.  The day had passed slowly, but he had felt a sense of creeping anticipation, a build of excitement beneath his slim shoulders, deep within his fruity core.

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Then, without warning, the phone rang.  He was needed.  Springing in to action, he raced to the Malbec Mobile and headed to the scene.  It was brightly lit, there were stacks everywhere, boxes of wine, bottles on top, all in neat rows.  They looked ready for something.  But what?

A voice.  A guy in a titanium shirt with a logo emblazoned on his breast.  A circle, and inside it a bunch of grapes.

It was significant, he was sure.  But why? How?

He listened to the voice.  Softly it spoke, but with authority.  The voice was confident.  After a moment, another person stepped in to view, and his world stopped in one glorious second.

She. Who was she? She was the most beautiful creature he’d ever beheld. The reason for the call was forgotten, but… Was she the one?

The man in the titanium shirt was gesturing towards him.  Hey Malbec would have gasped, if he knew how, because in a flash he felt a firm hand around his neck.  He was in the air, and now he could see her in all her glory.  Oh, and she was glorious.

She had to be the one.

Hey Malbec felt her hands take him up, and saw her smile.  His little fruity heart soared.  She took him then.

Time passed like a blur after that.  A box, dark but comforting, and there were some of his friends and brother bottles there too.  Soon, the darkness broke and light filled his world again.  He was laid down to rest until called upon, and he dreamed of that happy moment.

He woke, suddenly, to a sound.

The moment Hey Malbec heard the sound, he knew that this was his moment.  It was the sound of hope.  It was the sound of potential.  It was the sound of dreams, imagination, and anticipation.

It was the sound of his cork being pulled.

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Hey Malbec! 2013, Mendoza, Argentina – Get it here

Taste: Big and bold black fruits, bramble, blackberry and blackcurrant with licorice spice, violet flowers, a touch of toasted oak and a lick of vanilla.

Enjoy It With: Meat or chargrilled vegetables. Or meat with chargrilled vegetables.

Dinner Party Nugget: Winemaker Matias Riccitelli makes Hey Malbec! with fruit sourced from Luján de Cuyo, known locally as the “Land of Malbec”.

You can check out Hey Malbec! in store this weekend – it’ll be open to taste in all our stores – and it’s absolutely free.  Order it online here.

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