- Publish Date: Apr 7, 2009
Nestled at the foot of the Andes, Mendoza stands out as the premier wine growing region of Argentina and has helped elevate the status of the fifth red wine grape in great Bordeaux, Malbec, to the status of an international icon in the wine world. It’s no surprise that Mendoza has become the epicenter for a people with a long history of ranching and a need for a great red wine to pair with steak.
After a day of tasting Malbec and Argentina’s super-coiffable, floral, aromatic, and thirst-quenching white wine, Torrontes, Mendoza-goers can unwind on the porch of an estancia (traditional Argentine ranch) sipping mate. Experience the vast, rustic beauty of the region as a gaucho (cowboy) guides you on horseback across the plains and return to some of the best steak you’ll ever have.
If a trip to Argentina isn’t in the cards, simply close your eyes and envision what’s pictured above as you indulge in that smooth, big bodied, full flavored bottle of Malbec you “stole” for less than 20 bucks.
Do you have a favorite wine from Mendoza or have you recently tasted one you like? Take a second to share your recommendation or just see what people are sipping below.