Malbec Garnacha Syrah (Argentina/Spain)
- Mendoza, Argentina and Valencia, Spain share similar growing conditions; hot dry summer days that create the perfect environment for full ripening with cooler nights to provide a much needed break from the daytime heat. Both located at higher elevations, Mendoza is a high flat dessert like plain (2000-3600 ft.), and Valencia is a more mountainous region (400 – 3600 ft.). Both regions rely on man controlled irrigation because of the extreme dry climate and threat of drought. Mendoza utilizes the irrigation channels from the Andes Mountains snowmelt and Valencia’s vines are irrigated through drip irrigation systems.
- This marriage of Argentina and Spain brings you a full-bodied wine rich in aromas of dark berries with nuances of licorice and chocolate. Balanced and full with soft tannins, a palate of ripe black and blue berries are complemented with spice of black and white pepper, creating a finish that is long and pleasing.
- Pairs well with rare tequila/garlic/Malbec Garnacha Syrah-marinated flank steak on a flour tortilla with sauteed peppers and onions with a chipotle jous, or a barbeque burger topped with smoky bacon and blue cheese, beef empanadas, mushroom and bean stews or a beef brisket.
- Varietals: Malbec, Garnacha and Syrah
- Weeks: 8 | Oak: Medium | Body: Full | Sweetness: Dry