Your new rich, spicy and smooth house red, we review the latest vintage of the Trivento Malbec Reserve.
100% Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina using a combination of vineyards from both Lujan de Cuyo to the north and Uco Valley to the south. About 15% of the wine was aged in French oak barrels for 6 months. It has just 2 g/L of residual sugar.
Sample submitted for review. The Trivento Reserve Malbec has an SRP of $11 and is available for as low as $8. Ready to buy? Check your local retailers. It is imported by Eagle Peak Estates.
Trivento takes its name from the three winds: Polar, Zonda and Sudestada. The god of the winds, Eolo, capriciously summons the winds that make Mendoza such a distinctive winegrowing region. A bright carmine red whose plum and raspberry jam aromas mingle elegantly with vanilla notes from the 6 months aged in French oak barrels. Well balanced, Trivento Reserve Malbec exhibits sweet tannins and a velvety finish.
There are certain regions and varieties of wine that I consider a gift to Reverse Wine Snobs -- combinations that offer tons of delicious options under $10. Spanish Garnacha is one such example. Chenin Blanc from South Africa is another. And of course, Malbec from Mendoza is a third. And while there is a lot of Malbec to be found in this low price range, we're all about finding the best.
The 2020 Trivento Reserve Malbec begins with an attractive aroma of musty plum, black raspberry, spice, vanilla and mint.
The medium-bodied wine tastes rich and spicy with an abundance of good juicy fruit, primarily black raspberry, blackberry, plum and blueberry. Unlike previous vintages that were rather oaky when first opened and needed some time to breathe, this one is fresh, nicely balanced and really pleasing right from the start.
The excellent spice notes last all the way through the very long, dry finish of lingering plum and tobacco notes. This is pretty darn good for an $8 wine, buy a bunch and use it as your house red!
We've reviewed this wine a number of times in the past and the 2020 is one of the better vintages we've tasted.
Ready to buy the Trivento Malbec Reserve? Check your local retailers.
2020 Trivento Reserve Malbec
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