Malbec dead, long live Malbec. A brief guide to great Argentine wine

October 24, 2012 § Leave a comment

Argentine wine ain’t just about Malbec. Especially not the Malbec that has flooded the U.S. market. There’s terroir up on those Mendoza plateaus, and it often expresses most thrillingly when the Malbec is blended with Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Cabernet Franc and Bonarda. My column in the Portland Press Herald this week shines a light on  Catena’s Alma Negra and Weinert, a couple of producers whose profound Bordeaux-influenced blends enlarge and deepen the spectrum for appreciating wine from this vast region.

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