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Here at DDF we’re a small family owned business that specializes in selecting wines for customers who are a bit uncertain about the wild and wooly world of wine, but would still like to buy a quality vino at a reasonable price. We specialize in lesser known but highly regarded imports with a focus of French and Spanish wines.
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November’s featured wine – Fabre Montmayou 2009 Gran Reserva Malbec:
Have you ever examined the color of the wine in your glass? You may think that all red wines have the same color, but upon closer observation you will find that each grape variety shows a little bit differently.
Argentinian Malbecs, for example, have a uniquely colored fuchsia hue. This vibrant coloring is due to Argentina’s volcanic soils and high vineyard elevations. In fact, Argentina plants Malbec in some of the world’s highest altitude vineyards.
The 2009 Fabre Montmayou Gran Reserva Malbec is a perfect example. This wine is 100 percent Malbec and the grapes are harvested from one of the premier vineyards just outside of Mendoza. Because this wine has seen some age, you will notice an elegant complexity on the nose, with gorgeous hints of florality. The palate boasts wild red fruits like cherries and blackberries coupled with a kiss of licorice and delicate tannin. I highly recommend the 2009 Fabre Montmayou Gran Reserva Malbec as a complement to accompany you to holiday feasts. It will not only pair well with the season’s festivities, it will also wow your loved ones.
And to evaluate wine color, simply tilt your glass sideways against a white piece of paper, ideally with the sun as a natural light source. Doing this will allow you to better see the color of the wine. Now compare and contrast two red wines side by side. My recommendation is to compare an Argentinian Malbec, like the 2009 Fabre Montmayou Gran Reserva Malbec, to a Chianti Classico. One will be bright fuchsia and the other will be closer to a rich red.
The more you do this experiment with different wines, the more you will begin to see patterns in color variations among grape varieties and wine regions. The same holds true for white wines so check those out too. Here’s to seeing the world through brightly colored glasses!