Hereford Merlot – Malbec
Hereford Merlot – Malbec, from Bodegas La Rosa in Mendoza reveals a bright purple colour in the glass. Ideally poured into a red wine glass, this red wine from Argentina shows wonderfully expressive aromas of plum, blackberry, plum and black cherry, rounded off by other fruity nuances.
This wine inspires with its elegant dry taste. It was brought to the bottle with only 2.2 grams of residual sugar. As you would expect from a wine beyond the supermarket shelves, this Argentinean naturally enchants with the finest balance in all its dryness. Excellent taste does not necessarily require sugar. On the palate, the texture of this balanced red wine is wonderfully crisp. With its concise fruit acidity, the Hereford Malbec is wonderfully fresh and lively on the palate. The finale of this red wine from the Mendoza wine growing region finally convinces with a remarkable aftertaste.
Wines from Argentina
The quality of Argentinian wines shows the last few years a surprising increase. This is partly due to large investments in modern cellar equipment and purchase of large numbers of French wood barrels. Argentinian wines are therefore wines with the best value for money. The wines of Hereford are a perfect example.
Vinification of the Hereford Malbec from Bodegas La Rosa
The basis for the balanced Hereford Malbec from Mendoza are grapes from the Malbec grape variety. After harvesting, the grapes are immediately transported to the press house. Here they are sorted and carefully ground. Fermentation then takes place in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures. Once fermentation is complete, Hereford Malbec can continue to harmonise on the fine lees for a few months.
The heart of Argentinian wines – the Mendoza Valley
The Mendoza Valley is located in western Argentina, not far from the border with Chile. The vines are planted on slopes with a backdrop of the snow-capped Andean peaks. As many as three quarters of all Argentine wineries are located in Mendoza. The area is as large as Spain and is most suitable for viticulture. Warm summers and mild winters provide the ideal conditions for grapes such as Malbec. Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay are perfectly in place here too.