If you are looking for different wines to try but taking care of the budget and without taking big risks, there are good news: In Argentina it is possible to access rich Malbec for less than $500. You can also take advantage of Hot Sale to buy these wines with discounts of up to 50%.
And, if you want to climb a few steps but always trying to choose a safe bet, you can opt for a vino Malbec what in supermarkets it is obtained at $1,223 and you just got cast as the better exponent of the variety among 149 labels in a tasting organized by Decanter.
Is about Doña Paula Estate Malbec 2021from the Doña Paula winery, which obtained 93 points, the highest score awarded by the members of the “Decanter Panel tasting for Value Malbecs”.
Thus, this wine from the Mendoza winery was chosen in the tasting organized by the renowned UK publication as the best malbec wine between several samples from several countries producing the strain.
Doña Paula Malbec is available at a suggested price of $1,223
Where does this Malbec wine come from?
Under the supervision of the agricultural engineer Martín Kaiser, Dona Paula Estate Malbec Harvest 2021 is made with grapes from their own vineyards in the Uco Valley, Mendoza: 90% comes from a farm in Gualtallary, at 1,350 meters above sea level. While the remaining 10% comes from a farm in The brusha 1,100 msnm.
In general, the soils are sandy loam and high in calcium carbonate, explains Kaiser, ensuring a style fresco y good texture al vino.
Doña Paula’s Malbec comes from its own vineyards in the Uco Valley
“Doña Paula Estate Malbec manifests the unique characteristics of the Uco Valley with aromas and flavors that characterize it, offering a great personality, elegance and freshness. It is presented with an intense violet color. On the nose black fruits, violets and spices are perceived; also notes minerals and graphite. Great balance and freshness on the palate, with good concentration and structure. With soft tannins and a persistent finish”, the winery reports on this vinoof which nearly 900,000 bottles are produced per vintage.
Martín Kaiser is behind Doña Paula wines
“The 2021 vintage was average in terms of temperature and quite dry in the maturing months, which helped to obtain very expressive and elegant wines“, explains Kaiser, in dialogue with Vinos & Bodegas.
From the winery they add that this Malbec has a presence in the local market but it is also one of its most exported labels, reaching more than 34 countriesincluding countries such as the United States, Canada, Brazil, the United Kingdom and Mexico and others not so traditional such as Laos, Bermuda, Barbados, the Dominican Republic and Taiwan.
When asked what it implies that a wine under $1,500 has been awarded by Decanter, Kaiser assures that “it is a great recognition that confirms the position that Argentina has as leader in the production of Malbec Worldwide”.
Malbec wines from Argentina, increasingly recognized in the world
Another good Malbec wine to try
If you have $1,000 more in your budget and you are looking for another safe bet, then take note: there is a vino Argentinian that obtained all the laurels in a recognized international competition and is sold to $2.500.
Within the framework of the 39th edition of the International Wine Challenge (IWC), Trivento Golden Reserve Malbec harvest 2020 won the National Trophy Argentina IWC 2022, a gold medal and 96 points.
It is an important achievement given that only 7 wines from Argentina achieved a gold medal in the contest. In addition, as we said, this multi-awarded wine has a suggested price of $2,500. That is, one great quality/price ratio.
Malbec from Trivento is sold at $2,500
How this award-winning Argentine wine is made
Regarding this label, the IWC jury highlighted that “it is a fragrant malbec“, while highlighting the sharpness of its aromatic palette, marked by notes of plums and cherries, while in the mouth they focused on the quality of its tannins and the “honest and exuberant” fruit. “Charming and delicious”, critics added.
Given this recognition, Germán Di Césare, Trivento’s oenological director, assured that the award ratifies “the oenological path that we began more than 20 years ago when we launched our first high-end wine. It makes us proud as a team and endorses the agricultural, oenological and commercial work we have been doing for many years”.
The Malbec chosen by winemakers
Recently, more than 30 winemakerstechnicians and agronomists of the Patagonia met in a great technical tasting in San Patricio del Chañar, Neuquén, in which they tasted more than 40 wines of about twenty terroirs from the provinces of Mendoza, Salta, San Juan, La Rioja and San Luis.
And the best rated wine was Salentein Single Vineyard, Finca La Pampa, Malbec 2019, with 95.2 points. It is a Malbec made by winemaker José Pepe Galante, which comes from the terroir of San Pablo, in the Uco Valley, where there is a unique microclimate that ensures fresh wines with great texture.
A Malbec from Salentein, the favorite in a technical tasting
Among the highlights of that edition, the following labels were also highlighted:
- La RiojanaArgentine Breed 2020, with 94.5 points.
- Trinitá Blend, Bodega Piatelli 2019, with 93.9 points.
- Counteract, Bodegas CalliaValle de Pedernal 2020, with 93.6 points.
- All Aventura, Valle de Canota 2019, with 93.4 points.