Our Wine of the Week feature is now Buyer’s Choice. This week it is the delicious Las Maletas Malbec.
Malbec is a variety we love. It almost vanished from France in the late 19th Century, remaining only in Cahors. It survived in Argentina, where is has had amazing success. The best vineyards are high in the Andes, where hot days and cold nights ripen perfect grapes. Over 70% of Argentina’s wine production takes place in Mendoza for this reason.
Las Maletas means “the suitcases”. It is part of a collection of wines that take in the best Argentina has to offer. Naturally, they source fruit from Mendoza. The vineyards are all high-altitude, with low rainfall and lots of sunshine. The result is a delicious wine!
Las Maletas Malbec 2014, Mendoza, Argentina – Get it here
Taste: Gentle toasted wood, smoke, vanilla and clove, layered over soft plum and damson. It’s rich and mouth-filling but never heavy.
Enjoy It With: The stereotypical answer to Malbec is steak. This is a great BBQ wine and a real crowd-pleaser. Serve with friends and soak up the adulation.
Know Thy Wine: Pack your suitcase, put on your hat and be ready to indulge your wanderlust.