Monday, April 22, 2013

World Malbec Day 2013

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World Malbec Day 2013

To praise Argentina’s finest and most distinctive grape, we celebrated World Malbec Day (Día del Malbec) along with distinguished guests, Hotel Managers, Restaurant Owners, Chefs, Journalists, Wine Connoisseurs, Wine Enthusiasts and Honorary Diplomats at the Top of The Citi last April 17, 2013. It was a night of WINE OVERLOAD, featuring more than 15 Malbec wines presented by importers and top wineries in the Philippines. *hic*

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Wine Tasting Night – World Malbec Day

Malbec Wines are known for having a distinct personality and charm: “a juicy and fruity flavor with a medium to full body, sweet tannins that tone down its power and a velvety texture that makes for a smooth and satisfying finish.”
There were so many wines that night but I chose to try only a few. Here are the wines that we enjoyed the most:
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Trivento Malbec
It had hints of berries, silky, with very light tannins that was truly enjoyable to drink.

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Misterio Malbec, Finca Flichman
“100% Malbec from Mendoza region. Aged for 4 months in oak casks and a further 3 months in bottle. Deep red in color. Scented nose, violets and black plums. Voluptuous palate, elegant aftertaste.”
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Paisaje de Barrancas 2009, Finca Flichman
“Blend of 55% Syrah, 35% Malbec & 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. Matured in French and American oak barrels for 12 months and bottle-aged for a further 6 months. Deep ruby red with violet tints. Red fruits from the forest, spices and chocolate. Concentrated flavor of fruits & herbs combined with oak. Elegant, round and with a long finish.”
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Gestos Malbec, Finca Flichman
(Altitude Wine)
“50% Malbec from Tupungato region (altitude : 1,100 meters a.s.l.) and 50% Malbec from Barrancas region (altitude : 700 meters a.s.l.). Freshness, structure and complexity characterize the grapes from Tupungato while color, density and volume typify those from Barrancas. Aged for no less than 6 months in new American and French oak barrels and the rest for a further 4 months after bottling. Intense red in color. Fruits like plum combined with delicate oak, spices and chocolate. Complex concentration of fruits & spices. Round & long aftertaste.”

FYI: High altitude wines tend to have intensified aromas and more tannin.

TIP: Remember, it's not always about being able to distinguish the taste whether you're getting hints of raspberry, blackberry, peaches or whatever fruit there is because taste differs from person to person. What matters most is whether you LIKE IT or not. Keep it simple. JUST ENJOY IT.

For further information about Argentine wines, please visit the Wines of Argentina website at 

Where to buy really good wines in Manila: Check out SANTIS of Werdenberg Group.

World Malbec Day

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