MENDOZA, ARGENTINA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/15/13 -- April 17 marks the annual celebration of Malbec World Day, a global celebration organized by Wines of Argentina which pays tribute to Argentina's wine industry and its most renowned varietal. Trapiche, Argentina's leading exporter of premium wines and producer of the world's most popular Malbec, offers a selection of award-winning Malbec wines to open and celebrate on this exciting day.
"Malbec is the flagship grape in Argentina, and we are proud to take part in this celebration so that wine drinkers around the world learn more about the versatile wines from Argentina, particularly this prized varietal," says Trapiche winemaker Daniel Pi. "At Trapiche, we specialize in a diverse portfolio of compelling and complex Malbecs to suit any palate and price point, and hope fans from all over will join us in raising a glass to the best that Argentina, its culture and its wines have to offer."
Perfecting the craft of winemaking over the course of 130 years, Trapiche invites wine drinkers to explore and enjoy this signature grape, from its Trapiche Vineyards bottling, Oak Cask and Broquel tiers, to its finest single-vineyard selections.
Trapiche Vineyards Malbec v2012
Trapiche's Vineyards tier comprises fresh wines concentrated with intense fruit flavor that showcase the best expressions of a varietal's true character. Trapiche Vineyards 2012 Malbec is a rich red wine with aromas of plum and cherry on the nose. Made from 100 percent Malbec fruit, this wine has hints of truffle and vanilla on the palate with a smooth, full finish. Suggested retail price is $8.
Trapiche Oak Cask Malbec v2011
Trapiche's Oak Cask best buy tier of the Trapiche estate, representing the very best that Argentina has to offer in combined quality and value. Aged for nine months in French and American oak barrels, the 2011 Trapiche Oak Cask Malbec is purple-colored with a nose that offers up mineral, plum and black cherry notes with a touch of black pepper. The palate is soft and round, with ripe, saturated berry flavors. The wine finishes spicy and full, with chewy tannins. Suggested retail price is $14.
Broquel Malbec v2011
Broquel-tier wines are sourced from estate vineyards, and in the case of Broquel Malbec, the vineyards average more than 25 years old and are situated at elevations of about 4,000 feet. At this elevation, the fruit achieves maximum ripeness with minimal human interference. The 2011 Broquel Malbec opens with an intense purple red color with ruby hues. On the nose, aromas of fresh red and black fruits, floral notes and earthy minerals linger with an elegant touch of smoke. Rich and spicy notes on the palate provide a long and pleasant finish. Suggested retail price is $18.
Single Vineyard Series Jorge Miralles v2009
The Trapiche Malbec Single Vineyards are true expressions of the unique vineyards in which they are sourced, communicating the richness and diversity of the region and conveying the extraordinary potential of the vast array of Argentina's terroir. The 2009 Jorge Miralles Malbec has a deep red color with black tones, revealing sweet aromas of ripe plums and cherries with refreshing balsamic notes. This wine has a great concentration of red fruits with notes of milk chocolate. In the mouth, it is sweet and juicy with nuances of white chocolate truffle. The wine leaves a long finish with velvety and concentrated tannins. Suggested retail price is $54.
Established in 1883 at the foothills of The Andes in Mendoza, Trapiche is one of Argentina's oldest wineries and its largest exported premium brand with availability in more than 80 countries. Trapiche maintains one of the country's most diverse portfolio of wines -- including a range of award-winning Malbecs -- that speaks to the viticultural history of the region. Led by winemaker Daniel Pi, Trapiche sources premium grapes from Argentina's best winegrowing sites, including more than 2,400 acres of proprietary vineyards and a stable of more than 200 independent growers. Driven by quality, innovation and diversity, Pi and his team utilize winemaking practices that coax the finest and truest expressions from each varietal. To learn more, visit http://www.trapichewines-usa.com/ and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/trapicheusa.
Universal Wine Network, Livermore, CA.
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