Wine: A Night Out with two Malbecs – Altos del Plata Malbec (Red)

March 20, 2015 Malbec, red wines, wine, Wine Reviews 0

Wine: A Night Out with two Malbecs – Altos del Plata Malbec (Red)
The wines of Aaltos del Plata come from one of the most surprising landscapes within the highest mountains range of the Andes: The "Cordón del Plata."
Named after its brilliant and glistening peaks, the Cordón del Plata cultivates at its foothills, high-altitude vineyards nourished by its silvery pure water.
This astonishing terroir provides the perfect conditions at the ideal elevation to express the maximum potential for each variety.
Altos del Plata, varietal wines with authentic expression.

Color: Intense red, with violet highlights
Aroma: Great intensity of fruit. Outstanding notes of cherries and forest berries, with subtle notes of caramel, spices and toast provided by oak aging.

Palate: Important structure. Its fruit intensity and roundness are its defining features and make it an elegant wine with high varietal typicity.

Tasting Notes
Red with purple highlights. Intense. Characterized by red fruit notes such as cherry and redcurrant. A spicy outline with lavender notes and delicate sweet aromas of vanilla and coconut stand out. Mouth filling and fresh. Predominance of marked tannins and a chocolate aftertaste.

Recently my husband and I went out with a couple of friends for dinner and drinks. We had great company, good food and good wine.

Our evening started off at an Ethiopian restaurant where we had a delicious dish called “Special Tibs” – a marinated lamb dish served on that spongy flatbread. It was delicious and spicy! This was my first time at this restaurant so I asked for a food pairing recommendation and our server recommended the Malbec.

We shared a bottle of Altos del Plata Malbec and it was quite nice. The Malbec was slightly sweet but left a bit of tartness on the tongue. I could definitely taste the berries…not to sure about the vanilla and lavender, lol. The Altos del Plata Malbec was perfect with the spiciness of the lamb Tibs without being overpowered by the strong Ethiopian spices. I think I may try this again in a more controlled environment (home).

After a wonderful dinner decided to stop by a local bar for a few more drinks (the second Malbec will be covered in a later post).

There’s nothing quite like an enjoying a bottle of wine with friends.

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