Legendary Argentinian wines
Founded in 1883, Trapiche is a highly respected and recognised winery boasting of the world’s most awarded Malbecs. It is located in Mendoza, at the foothills of the Andes Mountains. The largest producer of wine in Argentina, it is a two-time winner of the International Wine and Spirit Competition Argentinian Wine Producer of the Year award.
Trapiche’s grapes have never been touched by any chemicals, herbicides, or fungicides.
Daniel Pi is the Chief Winemaker of Trapiche and is considered one of the world’s great winemakers.
Trapiche wines offer good value for your money. Bottles like the rich and spicy Broquel Malbec are satisfying and nuanced with notes of smoke, red and black fruits, and earthy minerals. The same goes for the Trapiche Cabernet Sauvignon, which is also affordably priced.
Malbec was brought to Argentina by a Frenchman, reportedly on 17 April, 1853 – World Malbec Day is now celebrated on 17 April.
In the late 1980s, the Argentinean economy collapsed, and the wine industry suffered. The government encouraged the pulling up of older Malbec vineyards.
New economic policies and foreign investment of the 1990s resulted in modern technology for wineries. Malbec was once again positioned as a top grape varietal, producing bold, plush wines with international appeal that were export-ready. Being regarded as a friendly, easy-drinking red wine with broad consumer appeal, Malbec grew in popularity. It is Argentina’s signature grape.
Malbec is a versatile red wine that pairs well with food, but can stand alone just as nicely.
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