One of our favorite bargain wine regions is Argentina. In addition to great deals thanks to the weakness of the Argentinian Peso, there is some great wine coming out of Argentina.
And Malbec is the King of Argentinian wine (with Torrontes being the Queen). A relatively obscure grape used in blending in the famed Bordeaux region and the main wine in Cahors France, Malbec has found its true homeland in Argentina and has flourished.
This week’s wine comes from Concha y Toro, the largest wine producer in Latin America. Originally from Chili, Concha y Toro has expanded into Argentina and now the United States. Frontera is one of their budget lines of wine.
The 2010 Malbec is a deep purple in color, medium acidity, medium minus tannins and medium plus bodied. The Malbec is rich and jammy. On the nose and palate, the Malbec has black plum, black cherry, blackberry, coffee and baking spices. Medium finish.
Try with grilled sausage and meats this summer.