Mendoza is one of the most coveted wine regions in the world. Similar to Napa Valley in California, it has become the signature region of Argentina, producing some of the world’s finest wines. It is also interesting because Mendoza has some of the highest vineyards in the world, in terms of altitude. The soils in the mountainous vineyards is often stony and full of minerals, providing a unique flavor to wines that has become well-known around the world.
And, of course, the signature wine from Mendoza is Malbec, the Bordeaux blending grape that has stepped into the spotlight in Argentina. The grape is now coveted around the world and Mendoza is the leading region for it, hands down. This wine is not purely a Malbec but rather a blend in which 90% of the grapes used are Malbec.
Intense fruit flavors come forward strongly in the palate. These are balanced by a nice minerality from the mountainous soils of Mendoza and a peppery spice note, one of the signature flavors of the grape. This velvety textured wine is a nice pair for a variety of foods, especially vibrant herb flavors, like dishes with a chimichurri or a zesty pesto.