Begun in 1996, Bodega Trivento showcases the terroir of Argentina’s Mendoza region, challenging the temperament of the winds that engulf the vineyards daily. “Trivento” means three winds: The Polar, Zonda and Sudestada, which blow across the region’s high elevation vineyards in the Andes Mountains’ foothills.
Trivento Golden Reserve Malbec ($20) highlights the ripe concentration that hot, arid days bring to wine while also revealing freshness. Blackberry and black plum meld with morello cherry and raspberry. Aged in oak for 12 months, followed by an additional year of aging in bottle, the wine’s tannins are soft and nicely integrated, revealing a pleasing wine that power without being overwhelming. Slightly toasted oak, pepper, and vanilla notes show on the finish, making it a solid pairing with roasted lamb or beef and sausages, tacos, or spicy turkey burgers. #cheers