TERRAZAS Reserva Malbec for Malbec World Day)
Recently, Wines of Argentina celebrated Malbec World Day on April 17. Celebrated every year since 2011 this day is symbolic of the transformation of Argentina’s wine industry, as it pays tribute to the Malbec grape, an emblem of that country’s wine – that first gained prominence in 1853, with the foundation of Argentina’s first agricultural school that would adapt the French grape Côt (known as Malbec in Argentina), in the soils of Mendoza by French agronomist Michel A Pouget. Today, over 75 percent of all Malbec grapes are grown in Argentina.
Celebrate this momentous day, and appreciate the Malbec grape and the red fruit, plum, and cherry aromas of its wine, with a bottle of Terrazas Reserva Malbec, from the Moët Hennessy India Portfolio. Born in the heart of Mendoza, from the Terrazas de los Andes winery (part of the LVMH Group). From the most recognized appelations of Mendoza’s Uco Valley, in the foothills of the Argentinian Andes (1,000 -1,800 m above sea level), the vineyards of Terraza in with their cool climes and optimal altitude, have the most diverse terroirs of the Malbec varietal. The Terrazas Reserva Malbec is a blend of the emblematic terroirs of the nine-terraced Estate and reflects Terrazas’s signature winemaking style with French know-how. Each vineyard’s grapes have unique aromas that reflect the specific altitude and soil, when put together in Terrazas Reserva, they become facets of a layered and complex expression of Mendoza terroirs.
Montage World Malbec Day
Each vineyard and sub-parcel is harvested at its peak of expression, while preserving aromatic and natural freshness. They are all vinified separately to carefully adapt the winemaking to the grape profile. Maceration is precise and gentle to favour balance and finesse. The blend of so many expressive Malbec components brings layers to the aromas and mouth feel, giving a complex and elegant wine.
Terrazas Reserva Malbec by Moët Hennessy India. INR 3,280
The Terrazas Reserva Malbec is aged for 12 months in French oak barrels, at least another six months in the bottle. Its unique blend: 100 percent Malbec from Paraje Altamira (1100m / 3608ft), Eugenio Busto (1020m /3346ft), Gualtallary (1620m / 5314ft), and Las Compuertas (1070m / 3519ft). Its style: Fruity, nicely layered and fresh, balance and elegance guide this wine from the beginning to end. Cellaring potential: 10 years.
This wine is best paired with red and game meat, especially grilled. It also pairs beautifully with mature cheeses and pasta with tomato sauce. Price: INR 3,280
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