Bodegas Altolandon Mil Historias Malbec Manchuela DO
A Spanish red wine from the high altitude ( 1100m ) vineyard in the Manchuela DOC area of the La Mancha region of Spain.
Fermented in 3rd use 225l French Oak for about 4 months and aged 50% in oak barrel and 50 % in clay amphoras to produce to produce a wine bright ruby to dark purple in colour. The nose is complex with powerful aromas of blackberry and blueberry with, rose, rosemary, violets and floral notes as well as a hint of spice. The palate is nicely concentrated and with fine tannins. The flavours of blueberry, plum and blackberry are big, with hints of bittersweet cocoa and a subtle stimulating flavour of mint and violet, dark cherry, blackberry, red plum, earth, espresso, tobacco, dark chocolate, black pepper, black tea, violet.
Lamb is probably the best match. But aromatic meat dishes such as Thai beef or Cuban pork are good too.