This Malbec from the Mendoza region in Argentina is proof that you can find interesting and delicious Malbecs.
Unlike so many Malbecs from Argentina, which are often too thick on the tongue with high alcohol levels, the Nandu Malbec 2010 is very balanced with beautifully layered cherry fruits, combined with a nice level of acidity. Smooth tannins and a nice dry finish.
This Malbec will go well with food, but also with some aged cheeses.
This wine is a project of famous Napa valley winemaker Bernard Portet, who successfully captured the unique character of the Mendoza terroir in this delicious wine. His daughter Nathalie provided the artwork of the flightless bird, Nandu, which is native to Southern Argentina.
Produced and bottled by Bodega No. B-71607, Guaymallen, Mendoza, Argentina.
Imported by Polaris Wines, Napa, CA.