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The Flechas de Los Andes' 2007 Gran Malbec

A wonderfully expressive wine from Argentina

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  • May 17, 2010
"This is a run don't walk recommendation, so U better hot foot it down to your local wine store and grab a case before they are all gone".
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review by . May 17, 2010
posted in Awesomeness
   Hey San Diego wine fans here is another screaming deal, but this time I present you with a "take no prisoners" wine of huge proportions and it will cost you so very little. This wine is big, up in your face good. Once you pour it from the bottle the aromas immediately grab your attention, looking at the color and the taste bud tickling tasting, you immediately realize what a great deal you got in purchasing this wine. If you only had bought one at the time, like I did …
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Argentina: has been making wine since the 1500s, tracing its wine heritage back to Spain, France and, perhaps surprisingly, Italy. Italian immigration is second only to Spanish in Argentine culture, and the flavors of Italy show up strongly in the nation’s wine, food and cultural tradition. Historically, Argentina has kept much of its wine consumption at home, drinking most of the wine it makes. But we are now seeing more very serious Argentine wines north of the border, and Malbec is leading the movement.

The province of Mendoza: is the most traditional area in the viticultural industry, and is diverse enough to be divided into zones, according to their significantly different weather, height and soil characteristics.Due to the low rain regime, irrigation is necessary. Water comes from the Andean range thaw, descending in the shape of rivers to become channels or ditches. Undoubtedly, the combination of these factors turns Argentina into a veritable oasis for the highest quality wine-making. Nevertheless, there is still a long way to go. Wine-making in Argentina, at the level that it achieves today, has a young history that goes back to a little more than 10 years ago. Technological progress, investment and some farsighted businessmen enabled a determining transformation.

The Jist: It is a region that is remarkably well-suited to vine culture, protected from the Pacific’s cooling influence by the Andes and enjoying a long summer of cool nights and warm days, ...
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