Santuario Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina 2015
As you read this the credit cards should have been paid off and those of you who have braved “dry January” should be ready for a good bottle of wine!
As February brings us Valentine’s Day to steam things up in the cold weather we bring you Santuario Malbec which sells like hotcakes during the weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day because it is has a heart on the label… why?? Well apparently, according to the producers, one quench of this saintly Argentinean red will fill you with much love and quench your eternal thirst!!!
Malbec is a purple grape variety used in making red wine. The grapes tend to have an inky dark colour and robust tannins, and are known as one of the six grapes allowed in the blend of red Bordeaux wine. The French plantations of Malbec are now found primarily in Cahors in South West France. It is increasingly celebrated as an Argentine varietal wine and is being grown around the world.
Where is Mendoza?
Mendoza Province is one of Argentina’s most important wine regions, accounting for nearly two-thirds of the country’s entire wine production. Located in the eastern foothills of the Andes, in the shadow of Mount Aconcagua, vineyards are planted at some of the highest altitudes in the world, with the average site located 600–1,100 metres (2,000–3,600 ft) above sea level.
In Argentina the Malbec grape is as Messi and Maradona… legendary!!!
This wine has silky tannins and is full of plum, blueberry and blackcurrant with plenty of complexity and a harmonious finish. This is a classic Malbec at an affordable price. Drink on its own or with all red meats…..an absolute treat with steak!!!!
Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans.
2+ £7.95 per bottle (February 2017 price)