Thursday, April 6, 2017

Trivento Reserve Malbecs

Named after the three winds that blow through the Mendoza region: the Polar, Zonda and Sudestada, Trivento shows Malbec not as a signature style, but reflecting different temperaments, styles, and flavors. Their Reserve wines are a great way to see the differences side by side.

Trivento Reserve Malbecs

Tasting Notes:
2016 Reserve Malbec: grapes from Luján de Cuyo (50%) and Uco Valley (50%) in Mendoza; maceration before fermentation for 20 days in stainless steel; natural malolactic fermentation; aged in French oak barrels for 6 months, then in bottle for 5 months; red plum, pomegranate, and cocoa aromas; dark fruit, tart red berry and tobacco flavors; comparatively light and bright.
2014 Golden Reserve Malbec: grapes from Luján de Cuyo; definitely the Reserve's bigger brother - dark fruit, earth and tart berry aromas; dark fruit and cassis flavors into a earthy leather finish.
These are two very different interpretations of Malbec, fun to compare and contrast their styles.

*Wines provided for editorial purposes - all opinions are my own.

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