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Wine of the Week Wednesday: 25 Lagunas Malbec

This week's wine hails from Argentina.

 

Today's Wine of the Week is a full-bodied red wine called 25 Lagunas Malbec. Peggy King of recommended the wine for its rich taste and friendly price, retailing between $8 and $12 in most shops.

We learn from the label that the wine is named "Lagunas" after a chain of 25 interconnected lagoons once inhabited by an indigenous Huarpe tribe. The members of the tribe traveled in small canoes called "lagooners."

The lagoons, now dry, left behind rich mineral deposits that are particularly exceptional for the production of wine, according to the Wine Legacy website.

Food Pairings with 25 Lagunas Malbec

  • Roasted meats
  • Steak
  • Pasta
  • Soft cheeses: goat cheese or brie cheese, for example

Because of the plum and berry flavors in this wine, I'd like to try it with a recipe that incorporates those flavors, like this epicurious recipe for pistachio-crusted pork with plum sauce and fried leeks.

How about you? What food would you pair this wine with? Tell us in the comments and if you've had the wine, share your review with Patch readers.

Bernard February 10, 2012 at 01:20 AM
Yeah, Malbec's are good though quality varies quite a bit. Spain is where it's at in terms of quality, individuality and value. Dave at Oxford Liquor Shoppe (white house) has a great Spanish section right as you walk in the door. I defy anyone to choose from that selection and not be satisfied.
Bruce D. H. February 10, 2012 at 06:35 AM
If your looking for a nice fine wine that's not to pricy,there a store in Middlebury on route #64 that you mite try. Bob at Middlebury,fine wine sprits is the place to go.
Jaimie Cura (Editor) February 10, 2012 at 04:13 PM
Thanks for the tips!

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