Producer: Bodega Bressia Style: Red Wine Grape Type:Malbec Origin: Argentina Region:Argentina
89 Points | International Wine Cellar , January/February 2010
($28) Red-ruby. Varietally expressive aromas and flavors of redcurrant, mocha, licorice and tobacco leaf, with spicy and peppery nuances. Creamy and concentrated, but with bright acidity giving shape to the middle palate. Finishes with serious but suave tannins and very good length.
Until the early 1990s, Argentina's wine industry was focused inward, as the local market's thirst was sufficient to absorb the huge quantities of everyday drinking wine produced there. But with per-capita consumption in the domestic market in sharp decline since the mid-1970s, Argentina's wine producers realized that they had to look to export markets to remain in business, and winemaking in Argentina began its transformation.
The Malbec grape may have originated in southwest France, where it still is grown under the name Cot. However, the grape's international profile has surged not because of what's going on in France, but rather because of current trends in Argentina. Read More »
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