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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Deal of the Week - Don Manuel Villafañe Keltehue Malbec

By Chris Siciliano

Good things come in small packages—that old saying is never more accurate than when the package is a bottle and the good thing is wine.

Sicilliano's featured deal this week is a half or "split" bottle of a delicious Malbec from the Mendoza region of Argentina. It's called Don Manuel Villafañe Keltehue Malbec 2009 ($4.49/375ml) and while clearly not the best choice for dinner parties, the smallish size makes perfect sense for picnics or your favorite outdoor summer concert series (providing the park rules permit alcohol, that is).

What's the one drawback of a half-sized bottle? This wine is so tasty it'll be gone before you know it. That's why we recommend buying two. Or three. Or, well, you get the idea. At $4.49 per bottle, you can afford to buy in bulk. Here's the full description from the label.
Our talented ancestor Don Manuel de Villafañe began making wine in Argentina in the year 1611. It is in his honor that we have created a superb line of wines representing the finest varietal grapes of Maipú, Mendoza. We think he would be very proud.
Malbec is the backbone of the Argentine wine industry for a good reason, it is fantastic. The grape that came from Cahors near Bordeaux has found its perfect home in Argentina, and more specifically in Mendoza. This is an absolutely superb example of how good this wine can be at an affordable level. The wine's dense red color gives a full and rich fruit nose of wild berries and black currant. The mouth is lush and full leading to a very well-balanced and long finish...the true mark of a great Malbec.
This is the red that can be enjoyed with everything or nothing. Any meat dish will love to be paired with this wine. Also has a great acidity for tomato based pasta dishes. Truly a fit-all read.
Limited quantities. Get yours today!

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