Malbec is truly one of the best pairings with dinner from the grill!
Argentina’s most well known red wine is from the Malbec varietal, which was a blending grape that originated from France. It is now successfully produced in the high altitude vineyards at the Andean foothills against the snow-capped Andes Mountains in the Mendoza region.
This area has a big diurnal temperature swing with sunny summer days and crisp cool nights that creates a gradual fruit ripening that ends in a very ripe yet balanced floral wine, with sweet tannins and warm spices from aging in French and American Oak. The desert-like climate and excellent drainage further contributes to the production and export of quality wines that we all love today.
Inky dark color and intensely concentrated wines with flavors and aromas of violet flowers, cherry, cinnamon, blackberry, plum, raspberries, chocolate come together for easy drinking and food pairing wines for everyone to enjoy.
Rutini Trumpeter Malbec 2012
Region: Mendoza, Argentina
Varietal: 100 % Malbec
Price: about $10
Trumpeter has intense flavors of blackberries, blueberries and a touch of pomegranate, lots of warm spices and complex flavors that will be welcomed at any backyard BBQ of smokey ribs, brisket or beer can chicken.
Rutini Encuentro Malbec 2011
Region: Mendoza Argentina
Varietal: 100% Malbec
Price: under $20
Aromas of purple flowers, a bit lighter in body, fresh acidity, blackberry, raspberries with a nice finish of warm spices to complement any meal with marinated, grilled pork chops, cajun grilled chicken, charred steaks with fresh chimichurri sauce or your favorite burger recipes.