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Nov 23, 2013 by

What’s big, bold, luscious, full-bodied and swaying towards the higher end of alcohol, acidity and tannin content? Let me introduce, Pircas Negras 2011 Malbec, Argentina's Organic Red Grape!

Pircas-Negras-Malbec ThinMake no mistake; Malbec in 2013 is Argentina’s dominator. Leading over 75% of all the acres of which 10% are now Organic. In a way, Argentina reinvigorated Malbec as one of the top 18 noble grapes. Now it grows in seven countries and continues to grow in popularity.

Pircas Negras has so much to offer; on the nose, scents of plum, blackberry and spice.

While boasting of blackberry and cherry mingling with hints of coffee, mocha.

Then finishing with notes of vanilla, allspice and herbs that are delicately balanced.

Malbec is truly loved by so many for its ability to pair with diverse foods. Sure you could pop the cork and have a glass. Although.. I highly recommend pairing it with food for it enhances the wine and really dances on the palate.

To this end, one of my favorite things to pair with Malbec is Argentine Empanadas. Also a staple in Argentina!


Recently served this Pircas Negras,Malbec 2011 at an Argentine BBQ I hosted, it was a real crowd pleaser!

Here's a great recipe to try.

Pircas-Negras-LogoPircas Negras is from The Co-op, called La Riojana, it’s one of the largest Fair-Trade, certified organic operations in the world. Roughly 10% of the farmers in the valley are now certified organic and contributing grapes to Pircas Negras.

The wine maker Dr. Rodolfo Griguol , oversees all production at Pircas Negras.  His focus?  Single varieties and technique that put the fruit first.  A genius of Malbec and Torrontés!

Piracs Negras has been awarded by a Silver Medal—2010 Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition. Bronze Medal—Contemporary Packaging Design, 2010 Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition.

While you’re planning your Holiday dinners you have my vote on pairing this wonderful Malbec with Standing Rib Roast, Prime Rib, Lamb, Turkey, any braised or grilled meats. Serves well with earthy, hearty, savory dishes.

Not to mention it’s a value for under $20 and right now you can save 20% on this wine at Organic Wine Exchange, in fact last time I looked they included it as part of a South American Wine Bundle

South-American3bottlesTis the season everyone!

From our table at The Cork to yours, Happy Holidays!!!




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