If you're looking for a red to compliment almost any meal, Malbec is the wine for you. This bold, flavorful varietal from Argentina has captured the hearts of many a wine-lover state-side. The Malbec grape made its way to Argentina via France in 1852, and now claims more than 136,000 acres of prime growing real estate in the Mendoza region of Argentina. This region, known for its high altitude and desert climate, features hot, dry days and especially cool nights--perfect for growing the thicker-skinned, highly aromatic grapes required to make a wine this bold.
Known for its compatibility with almost any meal, Malbecs are often described as having dark-fruit flavors and an aroma reminiscent of plum, black currant, or cherry. Its versatility is a product of the balance between the berry aromatics, a hint of oak from aging in French or American barrels, and its natural acidity.
Indulge Bistro and Wine Bar's wine list features several high-quality Malbecs:
- Altocedro, Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina
- Postales, Malbec, Valles Patagonia, Argentina
- and Piattelli Premium Reserve, Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina
Come on in and enjoy a glass at our location in downtown Golden, Colorado or on the patio of our location in Highlands Ranch, Colorado (the views are spectacular!) They pair beautifully with our summer menu!
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