2017 Trapiche Oak Cask Malbec
Today I am trying 2017 Trapiche Oak Cask Malbec from Mendoza Argentina. I was out a few weeks ago shopping for Thanksgiving when I found this one at Publix for $10.00. Trapiche wines USA
Trapiche was founded in 1883 and is one of the oldest brands of wine in Argentina. They are located in Mendoza in the foothills of the Andes Mountains. They are a totally Bio-Dynamic farm. No chemicals, herbicides have never touched their vines. The only fertilizers used are vegetable and animal waste.
Malbec was brought to Argentina by a Frenchman in on April 17, 1853, which is now World Malbec Day. Malbec is a purple grape variety The grapes tend to have an inky dark color and robust tannins, and are known as one of the six grapes allowed in the blend of red Bordeaux wine. Another Malbec I enjoyed was https://finewinesgazette.com/la-moneda-malbec-reserva-2016/
The grapes for this wine are grown at and above 2500 ft above sea level where the altitude and sunshine produce concentrated and aromatic fruits. It is aged in oak casks for 9 months.
What I found
This wine has a beautiful brilliant ruby color with a clear edge and small legs. The nose is that of black cherry and oaky vanilla. It is very pleasant to the nose. The flavor is plum and dark cherry with a very oaky dry finish. I really like this wine, it would go well with a pot roast, stew or good Mexican food. This is one of the nicest Malbecs I have had in a while.
Until next time, Pop a few and enjoy, but don’t drink and drive! Lew