Achaval-Ferrer Mendoza Malbec 2014
Free Shipping on 6 or MoreQtyWe think this Achaval-Ferrer Malbec is a knock-out, juicy, fruity, delicious red from Argentina. And let's be honest: you can't beat the price with a stick! The medium body of this Achaval-Ferrer Malbec works beautifully with many meat dishes. Beef, lamb and steak are the top choices. Grill the steak, and pick your favorite cooking method for the others. Braising or stewing a beef or lamb entree is a great option. The subtle spice and smoke notes in this magnificent Malbec will really shine with barbecued lamb served with a tomato-mint chutney on the side. Sausage, by itself , or on a pizza is another delicious choice for this versatile wine. If you're channeling your inner South American, make it alambre de ribeye - skewers of ribeye, chorizo, bacon, and red bell peppers served with a tomato-chile morita sauce. On the lighter, meat-free side, putting a glass of this Malbec next to a mushroom pizza will not disappoint either. It's spaghetti and giant meatballs for dinner around here...Suculento!
Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate: "The nose of the 2014 Malbec is remarkably similar to the 2013 showing high-pitched aromas of wild berries and flowers. Its in the palate where you find a little more savoriness, perhaps more spicy flavors. It's a blend of grapes from different location across Mendoza that represents very well what is the Achaval-Ferrer interpretation of Malbec. Drink; 2015 - 2018." Aug 2015
Winery: "Malbec Mendoza is an inevitable reflection of the variety that is emblematic to our country, the mountainous ranges of the Andes and the sun. Composed of various vineyards, located in the major geographic references that the Cuyana province offers, this young wine, potent and velvety wine, expresses pleasure, smooth and soft, combining land and flavors in one clear strong message.
The textbook definition of Malbec. Bright ruby red in color, this wine is fresh and oral, featuring blackberry, raspberry and violets on the nose and palate. The wine is dense and thick with a noticeable minerality, silky tannins mark a lengthy finish. Low yields, careful vineyard management and low intervention winemaking are the hallmark of this and all other Achaval-Ferrer wines."
Varietal: 100% Malbec
14.5 Acidity g/L:
6.66 pH: 3.8 Aging: Aged 9 months in 2-year old French oak barrels produced by Boutes and Mercurey
Region: Mendoza, Argentina