Looking for a delicious glass of red with some of your favorite, slightly heartier fare. The Decero Malbec is just the ticket. We liked it so much it made the cut for our 90+ Wine Club! Pour a generous glass to accompany a starter of octopus braised with tomatoes, potatoes, olives and capers. It may inspire an ay caramba or two! Greek style lamb meatballs are another delicious pairing option. And if meat isn't on the menu, the pretty acidity of the Decero is lovely opposite a rich wild mushroom ragu tossed with fettucine and chunks of ricotta salata. Hungry yet??
Wine & Spirits: "In 2017, Hughes turned out a floral, fresh Malbec that sings with clarity. Lush with plummy flavors, it feels supple and energetic, the bright acidity impelling the wine forward. It stays lively and lifted, lasting on scents of wildflowers, herbs and fresh purple fruit.
Swiss billionaire Thomas Schmidheiny launched this estate in 2000, settling on a barren plateau in Agrelo at 3,500 feet altitude. The winds here skate across the soil—a mix of alluvial deposits and sandy loam over gravel—whipping up small remolinos, little whirlwinds of dust. The winery claims these remolinos are critical to the quality of their wines, keeping the grapevines dry and free from disease after it rains. Credit also goes to Tomás Hughes, a Mendoza native who joined the winery as winemaker in 2014 after stints at Achaval Ferrer in the Uco Valley and with Daniel Pi at Trapiche." Feb 2019
Winery: "2017 Decero Malbec continues in the style that characterizes our Remolinos Vineyard, displaying intense violet aromas over a core of red fruits with notes of cherries and raspberries. A medium-bodied, very well balanced wine with fresh acidity, it shows supple and elegant tannins that benefit from 14 months maturation in French oak barrels."
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