Alamos Malbec is made from grapes grown on the eastern slopes of the pre-Andian mountains of Mendoza. The Catena family has been making wine in the region for more than 100 years. Today, Catena is the acknowledged quality pioneer and ambassador for Argentine wines around the world. All vineyards are hand-harvested. At the winery, the grapes are sorted and chosen by a group of eighteen trained winery staff before they are pressed into each Alamos cuvee'. This balanced and full-flavored wine is excellent with chicken, lamb, grilled vegetables and pasta dishes.
Light berry smell, not much else. Huge berry flavor in the back of the mouth. Not too much alcohol sensation. Dry tannin aftertaste in the back of mouth. I would like to try this with some ice cream and fresh fruit.
very good S. American varietal.
International Wine CellarBright ruby-red. Lively aromas of black raspberry, mocha, leather and licorice, lifted by a violet topnote. A juicy, food-friendly style, with a firm shape and a tight grain to its flavors of redcurrant, tobacco and fresh herbs. Nothing over the top or exotic about this malbec. Finishes with good length and a hint of menthol.