Solid and savory, the Mercana Malbec from Winc.
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Nuanced and complex, Mercana outperforms your everyday Malbec with a profile that combines fruity and savory notes.
Mercana is a play on Mercado, the lively Argentinian markets featuring colorful butcher counters. This wine pays homage to the vibrancy of the Argentinian food and wine culture with a flavor profile that goes beyond the expected. Notes of black cherry and blackberry are joined by tobacco, pepper spice, and green herbs. The savory elements introduce a level of complexity to this wine that’s often absent from other Malbecs at this price. Delicious on its own, it’s even better when you take advantage of the inspiration from the Mercado and pair this with a meaty steak and chimichurri. Salud!
The 2018 Mercana Malbec begins with pleasing aromas of black cherry, spice, a touch of vanilla and some floral notes. Taking a sip reveals that this is tasty, savory stuff and a solid example of Malbec. Full of nice dark fruit with good depth of flavor this medium-bodied wine also has lots of oaky spice leading into the dry, long, grippy finish. Bits of black pepper and tobacco linger. This one is at its best after being open for a couple hours so be sure to give it some time to breathe.
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