Wine of the Month
Los Haroldos Estate Malbec 2017
Los Haroldos Estate Malbec 2017 is a perfect example of how well this
native French grape, Malbec is doing in Argentina. The high elevation
and dry climate of the Mendoza wine region in Argentina is a winning
combination for this wine varietal that is sensitive to humidity.
Let’s start with this wine’s beautiful deep and clean purple color with
violet and crimson red highlights. On the nose it acts vivid and young
yet powerful with plenty of red fruit aromas and an herbal high
elevation character on the backend.
Upon tasting the Los Haroldos Estate Malbec 2017, we are welcomed by
fresh red and black fruit aromas first, dark cherry, ripe plum and some
cocoa powder on the mid palate. The delicate sweetness in the finish is
joined by fine tannins that prolong the pleasures even more.
The freshness in this wine elevates all the attributes of the powerful
Malbec grape, but makes it a very food-friendly wine at the same time.
On that note – we have a few favorites on our menu that would make
the perfect food companion: a skirt steak or a parrillada with sausages
and sweetbreads from the grill paired with a fresh green house salad on
the side, grilled chicken with sautéed mushrooms and thyme, meat or
cheese filled empanadas or creamy pasta dishes like Cacio e Pepe
or alla Carbonara, just to mention a few.
When enjoying this wine at home, make certain to serve it
at 16 to 18 degrees Celsius or 60 to 66 degrees Fahrenheit.