This fruit-forward Malbec is a garnet red with a violet hue, and has pleasant aromas of raspberry, cherry and pomegranate. Supple and smooth, dominant flavors of cherries, Red Delicious apples and crabapple are accented with cassis, nutmeg and allspice. A long lingering finish highlights a light touch of oak.
In Salta’s high desert, the Hess Family Vineyards begin a mile above sea level far above the Calchaqui Valley floor. Extreme growing conditions stress our sustainably farmed vines, delivering fruit of intense flavor concentration.
Malbec is very versatile, pairing wonderfully with hearty dishes such as lentil soup, brisket, cassoulet as well as lamb, duck, and pastas with rich red sauces. Mild to moderate sharp cheeses, such as a Stilton Cheddar, are quite memorable.