Each day in Argentina, thousands of colleagues, family and friends turn to each other and ask: “¿Decopas?” Buenos Aires slang for “By the glass?” this joyous invitation signals the start of Happy Hour! Just in time for Spring weather and lighter fare came two sample bottles of Decopas Wines, the 2014 Malbec and Sauvignon Blanc.
100% Malbec; cold macerated, then fermented in stainless steel; aged 4 months in stainless; deep violet color; red berry, spice, and subtle earth aromas, with the same on the palate; mild tannins and a touch of acidity make this a great food wine; twist-off closure; SRP $12.
100% Sauvignon Blanc, hand harvested; cold skin contact before fermentation in stainless followed by one month aging in stainless; straw gold in color; citrus, subtle tropical, and floral aromas; light melon, floral, touch of tropical, and floral flavors; twist-off closure, SRP $12.
Both of these wines go with a wide variety of foods and are able to stand up to a little bit of spice as well. These are not complicated, but rather fun and tasty wines, perfect for drinking outside on the deck or on a picnic.
Wines provided for review purposes, all opinions are my own.
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