Here is what we decided today to pair with our dinner– Tacos.
Our Malbec Choice
Ada & I decided on Viñalba Patagonia. This Malbec is a red wine made from the Malbec grape variety grown in the Patagonia region of Argentina. It is known for its deep, rich flavor and intense aromas of dark fruit, such as blackberry and plum, as well as notes of chocolate and vanilla. This wine is typically aged in oak barrels, which contributes to its complex flavor profile. It pairs well with red meats, strong cheeses, and hearty pasta dishes, and we discovered tacos.
Ada— This wine was a perfect choice with tacos. It was one of the smoothest Malbecs I’ve had in a while. Extremely drinkable, no chalkiness, and it’s smoothness offset the spicy flavours of the tacos. Would definitely recommend and buy again. Maybe even today.
Rick— It was just lovely. A thousand subtle spices in a fruity body. No edge to it at all, which is probably due to its low tannin content. It also remained the same before, during, and after the meal. Some wines to me lose themselves in the meal. I highly recommend this wine.
Vinalba Patagonia Malbec Taste Profile
|Color||Deep ruby red with violet hues|
|Aroma||Intense aromas of blackberry, blueberry, and black cherry, with hints of spice, vanilla, and oak|
|Body||Full-bodied with a smooth, velvety texture|
|Taste||Flavors of ripe dark fruit, such as blackberry and plum, with notes of chocolate, coffee, and tobacco|
|Finish||Long, lingering finish with a hint of smokiness|
Tacos are a traditional Mexican dish that typically consists of a tortilla filled with various ingredients such as meat, beans, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and salsa. Tacos can be made with a variety of fillings and toppings, and they are often served with a wedge of lime and a side of rice and beans. They are popular street food in Mexico and have become a beloved dish around the world.
Hervé J. Fabre, born in Bordeaux, arrived in Argentina in the early 1990s when Malbec was viewed as little more than a blending partner. His Bordeaux background dictates an elegance and subtlety to his winemaking, and since 1992 he has dedicated all his savoir-faire and passion to his wines, being the first winemaker to produce a single varietal Malbec in Argentina.
Viñalba is a winery located in the Mendoza region of Argentina, which is known for producing some of the world’s finest wines. The winery was founded in 2004 by a group of French and Argentine wine enthusiasts who shared a passion for producing high-quality wines that would reflect the unique terroir of the region.
Viñalba’s vineyards are located at the foothills of the Andes Mountains, where the altitude and climate combine to create ideal growing conditions for grapes. The winery produces a range of wines, including Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah, as well as blends that combine these varietals.
Over the years, Viñalba has gained a reputation for producing some of the finest wines in Argentina and has won numerous awards and accolades for its wines. The winery continues to be a leader in the Argentine wine industry and is committed to producing wines that showcase the unique flavors and characteristics of the Mendoza region.