Malbec is Argentina’s emblematic grape. Although its roots are in Cahors, France, it is in Argentina that the grape has acquired its fame. It is, in word and deed, the emblematic grape variety of Argentina.
The name dates back to the 1780s, when Monsieur Malbec planted the grape variety formerly known as Auxerrois in Bordeaux. From there he traveled to Argentina, where he emerged onto the world stage in the late 1990s as a major contender against the very popular and inexpensive red wines from Australia.
Malbec thrives in high altitude vineyards near the Andes mountain range. Grapes take advantage of hot, dry days and cool, windy nights. This is how the grapes acquire their maturity and freshness.
The micro-terroirs of Lujan de Cuyo and the Uco valley produce powerful, structured and tannic wines. With old vines up to 70 or 80 years old, the wines present the best expression of the grape variety.
The 2020 Malbec Trivento Reserve is versatile. It is perfect for a cozy informal evening or a festive party occasion with family and friends.
Celebrations at the bodega began earlier this year, as Trivento marked its 25th anniversary. Honors poured in. Recently, it was named the No. 1 Argentine wine brand in the world.
Trivento Reserve Malbec is a perennial “best buy” selection. A blend of Luján de Cuyo and Uco Valley, it balances the richly complex fruit of Mendoza’s historic vineyards with the energy of its younger vines. At just $ 11 a bottle, it offers the opportunity to enjoy the friendly atmosphere of Argentina by simply raising a glass. To learn more, visit trivento.com.