Monday, December 8, 2008

Don Miguel Gascon Malbec

What is Malbec? Malbec is a grape used in making wine, originated in southern France is known as one of the six grapes allowed in the blend of red Bordeaux Wine. Came to Argentina in mid nineteenth century and adapted well to the climate and soil. Argentinian malbec grapes produce softer, less tannic variety of wines. Mainly grown in Mendoza wine region. High altitude vineyards located along the Cordillera in Andes produce full mature grapes.

Established in 1884, Don Miguel Wineries have been recognized for the rich and smooth flavors. The 2006 Gascon Malbec is full bodied with soft round tannins. Flavors of blackberry, blueberry and some dark cherry.

I found this wine in Whole Foods Market, and it was around $10.00 - very affordable bottle. Nice for the price. I would pair it with rich, hearty pastas, and red meat.

With approaching holiday season this wine is great for gatherings (inexpensive) and also great for a gift. ;)

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