Sunday, April 14, 2013
Trivento Amado Sur Malbec 2011
On April 17 the world will raise its collective glass and toast this beloved varietal and I am going to join in with a few of my favorites and a few new labels I recently purchased or received as samples. The first is a sample submitted for review - Trivento Amado Sur Malbec 2011, a blend of 78% Malbec, 12% Bonarda (watch for more of this grape) and 10% Syrah. The wine was served with chicken done in Shirley's herbes de Provence and roasted potatoes sprinkled with rosemary.
The wine was dark red in color with aromas of plum, cherries, a little raspberry and hints of strawberries and spicy vanilla and licorice. Nice smooth tannins with lots of red raspberry and cherry and a touch of pepper in the mouth led to a very long smooth, dry and delicious finish.
The wine is a classic pairing with a juicy steak, lamb and cheeses. It wasn't bad with the chicken either. Suggested price is $15, but can be found for $10 to $12 in many wine shops and on-line. Very Highly Recommended.