Winemaker: Hugo Cabrini
Region: Mendoza, Argentina
Cabrini family is a forth generation family of Italian descent. They had been making wine in Mendoza since 1918. Their family has been making all of the sacramental wine for Argentina’s Catholic churches since 1939.
Hugo Cabrini, one of the owners of the winery, said that his greatest pride was when the wine arrived at the Vatican, brought as a gift for Pope John Paul II by a delegation of Argentine priests. The pope liked it so much that he used to celebrate Mass for the Jubilee.
In 1998 they partnered with Patrick Campbell, Californian wine producer of Terra Rosa brand. Thanks to this relationship with iconic Patrick and his co-winemaker Ray Kaufman, the Cabrini family improved their wine technology based on their suggestions, as they also received a helping hand in investments.
Cabrini Malbec (among other wines they are producing) was introduced to an American wine market 3 years ago and immediately took its place as an incredible value.
This wine, made from Medoza’s native Malbec, surprises with a rich aroma of ripe black fruit and herbs. Very complex, dry red wine with velvet tannins than offers blackberries and hint of pepper on the palate.
Growing in very warm and dry climate, Malbec gets just enough acidity to be a great compliment to large selection of different food.
Dry – Off dry – Medium sweet – Sweet
Light – Medium – Full body
No oak – Aged in oak
Retail price: under $ 10.00 !!
Ideal food pairing:
Pork chops with peppers, Mexican Style Rice and Beans, Beef stew, Vegetable lentils,