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Malbec Wine Details
Price: $15.00 per bottle

Description: We gently destemmed the grapes for the Sagelands 2003 Malbec without crushing to retain more whole berries, then cold soaked them for one to two days before fermentation. This allowed us to obtain a softer wine with more fruit expression. After aging the wine for 15 months in American oak, we added a portion of Cabernet Sauvignon to enhance the complexity and depth. An attractive garnet color with a purple hue, the wine displays a fragrant nose of floral and fruity aromas with some violet, mixed berries and intense toast from the barrels. Lush and refreshing on the palate, with integrated soft tannins and a splash of floral perfume on the lingering finish, this Malbec is very approachable upon release and will continue to improve within the next few years.

Varietal Definition
Originating from the Bordeaux region of France, this grape is among the "big six" for red wine grapes. Malbec is typically a medium to full-bodied red wine. Ripe fruit flavors of plums and blackberry give it a jammy characteristic. The tannins are typically a bit tight and the earthy, wood-like appeal makes for a fairly rustic wine. Malbec goes well with roast meats such as chicken or turkey. It should be served at 58F and can be aged for up to 5 years typically.


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