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2009 Terrazas de los Andes Malbec Mendoza
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About Terrazas de los Andes

In the 1950s, Moet realized that the global demand for sparkling wines was outpacing their production capabilities. They began searching for ideal vineyard locations outside of France. They ended up settling on Mendoza, founding Bodegas Chandon, known for its fruity sparkling wines.

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2009 Terrazas de los Andes Malbec Mendoza

Producer: Terrazas de los Andes
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Malbec
Origin: Argentina
Region: Argentina

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Bold & Balanced
08/20/2012
by JDE62
This Malbec, as do many from the Mendoza region has a bold start, yet this one yields to its many fruity notes while it reminds you that it has aged well in the barrel. The finish is very smooth, but is even smoother if allowed to breathe for 15 minutes or so prior to enjoying it. One of my favorites, Tarrazas had a significantly good year in 2009!

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About Argentina

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.


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Malbec

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.
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