Finca Abril, Malbec "Alhambra", Mendoza, Argentina 2020
PLUSH, VELVETY, SUPERCHARGED JUICY GOODNESS
The Uco Valley is a prized district of the Mendoza region, where century-old vineyards are being revitalized to make some of the country’s most exciting wines. The cooler climate and elevation make wines like this, with ruby-fruited richness and violet freshness. Gustavo and Maria Laura’s operation, now in its 25th year, is tiny compared to the behemoths that dominate Argentina’s industry, but their wines more than hold their own.
Serving Suggestion: A charcuterie loaded w/ aged sheep’s milk cheeses (like Manchego), prosciutto & smoky chorizo. Mildly spicy portobello & black bean chili.