Red Rock Winery’s Reserve Malbec reveals ripe berry and floral aromas with fresh flavors of boysenberry, currants, an...Read more...
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Red Rock Winery’s Reserve Malbec reveals ripe berry and floral aromas with fresh flavors of boysenberry, currants, and cherries. The rounded tannins offer a silky mouth feel, ending in a smooth, fruit-focused finish. In order to ensure an exceptionally balanced wine, our winemakers blended a few different varietals into our Malbec to soften the tannins and add spice and richness. We take care to balance body with flavor, achieving a delicate harmony found in only the finest wines. This Malbec is an excellent match for a variety of foods including barbecued or roasted chicken, pasta or ravioli in a red meat sauce, and cheeses such as Asiago, Romano, Fontina and Gouda. Although it was historically grown as a blending grape in the Bordeaux region of France, it has seen recent popularity as a single-varietal wine out of Argentina. Malbec, a thin-skinned grape, thrives with the abundance of sun and warm, dry weather offered in some growing climates in California. Like France, California has traditionally used Malbec as a blending grape but opportunities to showcase this full-bodied varietal are increasing. Malbec is characterized by its deep purple color, smooth tannins, and ripe fruit flavors. The grapes for our 2008 Malbec were de-stemmed and then fermented in upright fermentors for 10-14 days at a maximum temperature of 88° F. The entire blend underwent malolactic fermentation to soften the mouth feel, add complexity to the aromas and flavors, and to ensure stability in the finished wine. The wine was aged on its lees for 9 months prior to bottling.
|Sugar: .034 grams per liter||Total Acidity: .055 grams per liter|
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