Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Day 12 Drink: Trapiche Oak Cask 2007 Pinot Noir
Bodegas Trapiche is located in the Mendoza region of Argentina and was named Argentina Winery of the Year in 2006. Trapiche has been making wine for 125 years and you can find their wines in 80 countries.
Mendoza is located in the foothills of the Andes Mountains and produces more than 60 percent of Argentina's wines. Malbec and Tempranillo wines have helped put the region on the world wine map, but you can also find excellent chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon from Mendoza at some very reasonable prices.
Trapiche Pinot Noir is richer and has more dark fruit notes than I expected based on the medium red color and initial aroma. Made with grapes from vineyards at two distinct altitudes, there is ample bright fruit notes. The finish is dry with hints of oak and cherry. Perfect for grilled sirloin.