Avanti Malbec 2020
Malbec is the flagship red varietal of Argentina producing a richly flavoured, attractive and easy drinking wine. The nose is intense with ripe plum and cherry fruit aromas. The palate is full bodied and bursting full of blackcurrants, black berries, black cherries and violets. Chocolate and coffee notes are present in the mouth from oak ageing. A well structured wine, fruity and supple with firm tannins.
Drink with red meats, especially steak, pasta with rich meat sauces, mild curries and cheeses.
San Juan is a three-hour drive north of Mendoza, a journey through barren scrub and desert with the ever-present Andes to the west. The high altitude and hillside protection make for ideal grape growing conditions and it has long been a source of grapes for many of the Mendoza wineries. More wineries are bottling their own wines which have well defined, accessible fruit character and represent high quality and fantastic value.
Bodegas Borbore is located at the eastern edge of the San Juan Valley to the north of Mendoza. Recent investment has rejuvenated this old traditional cellar that historically sold to the domestic market only. Consultant winemaker Duncan Killiner has advised and helped the Berzenkovich family, to produce exciting and fresh fruit driven wines for the international markets with great success, as reflected in the Avanti range of varietals for the UK market.