2018 Astica Malbec - Mendoza, Argentina
Astica, an indigenous word for ‘flower’ in Argentina, is an easy-sipping, affordable Malbec from Cuyo, a mega-region that includes the provinces of San Juan, San Luis and Mendoza. Though it comes from a wide area, all of the grapes are hand-picked and vinified in a fresh, fruit-forward style. It’s got ripe plum and raspberry flavors with a black pepper note, crisp acidity and moderate tannins creating a smooth, warmly spicy and inviting wine. Great with burgers, empanadas, or meatloaf and mashed potatoes!