Argentine Malbec with Grape Skins
Winexpert Selection Premium
Wine Region: Argentina
Selection Argentine Malbec with grape skins is a medium/full-bodied, dry red wine with firm acidity, rich tannins and generous alcohol levels. Dark, inky purple colour and ripe fruit flavours of plums, black cherry and blackberry give an almost jammy character on the palate. Smoke, earth, leather, wild game, tobacco and white/black pepper along with intriguingly spicy notes make for an interesting medley of aromas and flavours, adding to layers of complexity.
Definitely a wine for red meat, it is adaptable enough to stand up to spicy cuisines, such as Mexican, Cajun, Indian, Thai or Italian, working especially well with barbecue and other hard to pair meat-based dishes.
Sweetness: 0 out of 10
Body: 4 out of 5
Oak: 2 out of 3
18 Liter kit will yield approximately:
6 Gallons of Finished Wine.
28 to 30 750 ml bottles.
Included with Kit:
- Juice Concentrate 18 Liters
- Clarifying Agents
- Grape Skins
- Flavor Pack
- Full Set of Instructions
The addition of processed grape skins to kits can be an excellent way to improve and enhance body, mouth-feel, tannin, and color. With lower levels of processing, grape skins carry more solids into the finished wine than concentrate/juice alone kits have traditionally had.The result is enhanced body, mouth-feel, tannin, and color, and in our case, the trade-off for a marked increase in character is not accompanied by the need for increased aging.The process followed for producing our grape skins removes most of the short-chain (harsh) tannins, leaving behind the smooth, mouth-filling tannins and the desirable flavors.
The wines will drink very well almost as soon as they are bottled, and will improve on the same scale as regular Selection International: 6-12 months to achieve a high peak of flavor and improvement for up to three years under good cellaring..
Selection International: 6-12 months to achieve a high peak of flavor and improvement for up to three years under good cellaring.
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