Mendoza, Argentina- Fresh and powerful red blend with 70% Malbec, 15% Cabernet and 15% Merlot. Fruit and spices explode first on the nose and then on the palate leading to a juicy finish. Great accompaniment to grilled meats, pasta or Thai food.
Argentine wines are considered New World wines, but actually have a rich history dating back more than 400 years. Winemaking practices were spread throughout Argentina – much as they would be later, in California – by Spanish missionaries planting vines to ensure a supply of sacramental wines. Though the growing conditions around the Andes Mountains are high and dry, these settlers used and improved upon the natives' agricultural practice, which channeled melting snow and ice from the Andean peaks to irrigate the vineyards.