Bodegas Lopez 'Chateau Vieux' Malbec
Introducing the 2019 Bodegas Lopez 'Chateau Vieux' Malbec, a robust and alluring red wine originating from the esteemed vineyards of Mendoza, Argentina. Bodegas Lopez, a winery with a longstanding tradition of excellence, is dedicated to crafting wines that express the unique terroir and character of the region.
The 'Chateau Vieux' Malbec is a prime example of the winery's dedication to quality, showcasing the signature intensity and depth of flavors that have come to define Argentine Malbec. With its rich aromas, bold flavors, and elegant structure, the 2019 Bodegas Lopez 'Chateau Vieux' Malbec is a true testament to the winery's commitment to producing exceptional wines.
Nose: The nose presents an inviting bouquet of aromas, with dominant notes of blackberries, ripe plums, and dark cherries. As the aroma develops, subtle hints of violets, sweet spices, and a touch of mocha emerge, adding depth and complexity to the olfactory experience.
Palate: On the palate, the 2019 Bodegas Lopez 'Chateau Vieux' Malbec offers a full-bodied texture with well-integrated tannins and a balanced acidity. The dominant flavors of dark fruits are beautifully complemented by the wine's subtle minerality, notes of vanilla, and a hint of cocoa. Mid-palate, the flavors evolve to reveal nuances of black pepper, leather, and a touch of smoke, creating a well-rounded and captivating profile.
Finish: The finish is long, smooth, and satisfying, with the lingering richness of dark fruits and spicy notes gradually giving way to a gratifying aftertaste of delicate minerality, floral hints, and a whisper of mocha.
The 2019 Bodegas Lopez 'Chateau Vieux' Malbec is a versatile and enchanting wine that pairs well with a wide range of appetizing dishes. Its bold flavors and substantial body make it an ideal companion for grilled or roasted meats, such as a succulent beef tenderloin, slow-cooked barbecue ribs, or a rich and flavorful lamb stew.
For a vegetarian option, consider pairing the wine with a hearty eggplant Parmesan, a rich and savory mushroom stroganoff, or a roasted vegetable tart. The 'Chateau Vieux' Malbec also pairs beautifully with a cheese board featuring a mix of strong, aged cheeses like Gouda, blue cheese, or a sharp cheddar, which will accentuate the wine's fruit and spicy notes while providing a delightful contrast to its rich body and tannins.