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Avanti Malbec 2013

Country
Argentina
Region
San Juan
Producer
Bodegas Borbore
Grape(s)
Malbec
Type
Red
Style
Spicy
Oaked Style
Lightly oaked
Body Style
Medium bodied
Dry / Sweet Style
Dry
Alcohol Content (%)
14
Closure Style
Cork
Organic / Biodynamic
Normal

Region

San Juan is a three-hour drive north of Mendoza, a journey through barren scrub and desert with the ever-present Andes to the west. The high altitude and hillside protection make for ideal grape growing conditions and it has long been a source of grapes for many of the Mendoza wineries. More wineries are bottling their own wines which have well defined, accessible fruit character and represent high quality and fantastic value.

Producer

Bodegas Borbore is located at the eastern edge of the San Juan Valley to the north of Mendoza. Recent investment has rejuvenated this old traditional cellar that historically sold to the domestic market only. Consultant winemaker Duncan Killiner has advised and helped the Berzenkovich family, to produce exciting and fresh fruit driven wines for the international markets with great success, as reflected in the Avanti range of varietals for the UK market.

Tasting (Long)

Malbec is the flagship red varietal of Argentina producing a richly flavoured, attractive and easy drinking wine with ripe plum and cherry fruit flavours. A lingering palate of black fruits and supple, firm tannins.

Tasting (Short)

Ripe plum and cherry fruit with a lingering palate of black fruits and supple, firm tannins.

Food

Drink with red meats, especially steak, pasta with rich meat sauces, mild curries and cheeses.

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