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Free February Tastings- South America

Jan 1, 1970 12:00am - Feb 23, 2013 12:00am

In the spirit of our focus on South America this month, we’re excited to offer a sampling of South America’s diverse wine offerings. This Saturday’s tasting features Malbec,  Argentina’s signature grape and quickly making a new name for itself with red wine lovers. Malbec ripens mid-season and can bring very deep colour, ample tannin, and a unique plum-like flavour. Join us to taste two very different wines from sun-soaked Argentina.

A Lisa Malbec 2010

This wine is a bordeaux-inspired blend of of 90% Malbec, 9% Merlot and 1% Petit-Verdot. This wine boasts lots of black cherry, currant, plum and currant on the nose with a suave texture and black fruit, violet and chocolate flavours on the palate.

Ala Negra Malbec 2008

Made from 80-year-old vines, this Malbec shows floral and fruit notes with a harmonic body and very good structure. The wine expresses a dark-fruit intensity and a long, spicy finish with vanilla and chocolate undertones.




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