Pick of the Week: Alamos Malbec 2016
Category Archives: Malbec
Rod breaks down which wine regions see a lot of variation from year to year and which ones don’t. Here are a few wine regions discussed that produce consistent wines year after year (with the caveat that there are always exceptions):
Italy: Calabria, Sicily and Puglia
France: Languedoc, Provence
Spain: La Mancha
Portugal: Anything from the Douro Valley and further south
South Africa: Anyting
A few of the specific wines discussed:
Lopez de Haro Crianza (Spain), Cal y Canto Tempranillo/Merlot/Syrah (Spain) and the Pick of the Week is the Cono Sur Bicicleta Pinot Noir from Chile, which you should find for around $10.99.
We also start the show with a review of the entry level Alamos Malbec from Chile.
In this episode:
•Rod predicts the next packaging trend for craft beer.
•We dive into the difference between French and Argentinian Malbec. We discuss the Clos Troteligotte K-or from the Cohors region of France and the Alamos from Argentinian.
•Explaining the New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc scene. We compare Kim Crawford and Stoneleigh and conclude that — the Seven Terraces Sauvignon Blanc is better than both.
•Pick of the Week: 2016 Gabbiano Chianti from Italy.