Good Morning Gentle Readers,
Guest blogging this morning from lovely Buenos Aires is Katarina Catalina.......
The Malbecs are addicting! We engaged ourselves with those as often as humanly possible. I can't say anything other than (there) ain't no bad wines in Argentina.
Also a wonderful mint drink, and I don't like mint, with a combination of mint, frozen papaya puree, sugar, ice cubes, and vodka.....would be a great summer refresher.
Argentina's winemakers take Malbec seriously and have crafted some delightful wines. Elsewhere, Malbec is a grape that has been mostly passed over or used sparingly to enhance blends such as California Meritage, French Bordeaux, and Cabernets.
Most Argentine Malbec vines were were transplanted before the phylloxera outbreaks of the 1860's and 1870's that devastated two thirds of the vineyards across Europe. As a result, many Argentine Malbecs grow on their own rootstock rather than a hybrid.
TWC is happy to introduce you to a fine Argentine Malbec right here.