Trivento: Mendoza Malbec Magic

I tasted my first Trivento wines last year and was an instant fan. Trivento, meaning “three winds”…the winds blowing through the vineyards of the high mesa plateau where Trivento grapes are sourced in the foothills of the Andes. And while the grapes are not technically organic, they might as well be considering the pristine conditions. Mountain air, snow melt for water, and no bugs/pesticides. Doesn’t get much purer than that.

Truth be told, I don’t think I’ve ever had a bad Mendoza Malbec but some are clearly a cut above the others and the entry level Trivento Malbec is a sweetheart–and a steal at just 11.00. Lots of rich red fruit and a bit of oak brings on some coffee and chocolate notes.

2015 Trivento Malbec & 2014 Tirvento Malbec Golden Reserve

2014 Trivento Golden Reserve Malbec was rated 90+ by some of the big boys last vintage and I’ll wager this vintage will give it a run for its money because of the wonderfully consistent climate–and the fact that the grapes used in Golden Reserve are hand-selected from premium vineyards. Rich color, aromas of berries, jam, and coffee followed by robust fruit and soft tannins on the palate. You could spend a lot more and not get anything half this good. 21.00

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