For the hard earned funds you put aside for a couple of bottles we are going back to the Southern hemisphere with two luscious reds from the land called Silver: Argentina.
It is understandable if you feel tapped out after splurging over the Christmas holidays. Not to fear: the country that has produced peerless Maradonna, Messi and Malbec also has a varietal that shouldn't be overlooked: Bonarda.
Bonarda, like Malbec, is a foreigner that has found the soil and climate of Mendoza to be more hospitable than that of its native Italy where it hailed from Piedmont. The lighter-bodied and fruity wine is a good alternative for fans of gamay who are looking for a change of pace with richer flavour.
|Yauquen Bonarda 2012|
The Yauquen Bonarda 2012 vintage from Bodega Ruca Malen should be served with red meats, pasta with meat sauce, and cheese but is also suitable for sipping. We suggest opening the bottle an hour before serving to let it open up or decant.
Serve at 18-20 oC
Sukasa Stars: 4.3 out of 5
Quality Price Ratio: Very Good - Excellent
|Killka Malbec 2012|
Serve at 16 oC
Sukasa Stars: 4.45 out of 5
Quality Price Ratio: Excellent
Posted by Arijit Banik for SukasaStyle.