Cicchitti Gran Reserva Malbec 2008

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We think the Cicchitti Gran Reserva Malbec is a knock-out, juicy, fruity, spicy red wine from Argentina. So does Wine & Spirits… And let's be honest: you can't beat the price with a stick! The generous, rich body of this Altos Las Hormigas works beautifully with many meat dishes. If you feel like steak, grill it, slice it thinly, and drape it on an arugula salad with shaved parmesan and a garlicky vinaigrette. Pan-fried pork chops with a plum/cardamom compote will work beautifully too. Even though our brutal chill is waning, we're still roasting in the oven. Old habits die hard winelovers. Make a sage, white pepper, salt and garlic butter in the food processor and then spread it liberally under the skin of a small chicken. Roast until the skin is crispy, and serve with silky mashed potatoes. You'll be glad you did. Or, at this price, make a classic Coq au Vin with mushrooms and onions. Thin crust sausage pizza with a couple of anchovies layered on is another delicious choice for this versatile wine. On the meat-free side, putting a glass of this Gran Reserva Malbec next to a mushroom lasagna will not disappoint either. 'Deep, complex and spicy' is right. It's spaghetti and giant turkey meatballs for dinner around here... Suculento!

Wine & Spirits: "Balanced between sweetness and freshness, this takes on Malbec’s friendly and approachable role as a rich red that flows with perfect ease. It’s generous in fresh fruit, soft in texture, and has enough grip to serve with beef empanadas. The Cicchitti family farms the fruit for this Malbec on 30-year-old vines in Tupungato." Jun 2015

Winery: "Appearance: Dark intense red color with black tints. Reminiscent of ripe red fruits. Nose: Outstanding aroma, deep, complex and spicy. Indicates the perfect assembly of the varietal and the barrel. It evokes red fruits: raspberry, dried and fresh plums, blackberry, subtle cinnamon and silky chocolate. Palate: Big volume, long and persistent, tasty and unique. This charming Malbec's palates is coming into its complex harmony. Gourmet pairing partner. Pairings include beef empanadas, mushroom and sausage pasta and barbecue. Decant for a minimum of 45 minutes prior to drinking.

Argentine emblematic varietal, originating in the region of Cahors, France."

Bottle:
750ml, cork
Varietal: 100% Malbec
Alcohol %:
13.0%
Aging: 12 months in French & American casks
Region: Mendoza, Argentina


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