Doña Paula Wines announced the launch of a ‘Black Edition’ Red Blend from Mendoza, Argentina under the brand’s Estate tier of wines. This inaugural red blend joins a highly-lauded line-up of four varietals from the Estate tier, including Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Torrontés, all grown and produced in Argentina.
One of Argentina’s largest exporters of premium wines, Doña Paula currently exports to more than 60 countries. The ‘Black Edition’ Red Blend is comprised of 60% Malbec, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 3% Petite Verdot, grown on the El Alto Estate in the Luján de Cuyo region of Argentina, over 3,400 feet above sea level. The 2012 ‘Black Edition’ Red Blend will be distributed nationally and is priced at $14.99.
“Our ‘Black Edition’ Red Blend is well-balanced and complex and at the crossroads where power meet finesse,” commented head viticulturist Martín Kaiser, “and the eye-catching, new package, sets this special blend apart.”
The Doña Paula winemaking team has been scouring Argentina, since the brand’s conception, to find the right vineyards to produce the refined wines their consumers love and expect. Today, Argentinean Red Blends are up 84%, the second fastest growing varietal after Moscato and Argentina is the fastest growing country of origin, up 16%*. “We are proud to add this new wine to our portfolio and certain our fans will enjoy it as much as we do,” added Kaiser.
The 2012 Doña Paula ‘Black Edition’ Red Blend underwent cold pre-fermentation maceration to extract primary aromas and was aged in French Oak barrel for 10 months. The wine has an intense black, purple color in the glass and offers aromas of plum, spice, and red pepper. In the mouth, the wine has round tannins and a long finish. The Doña Paula winemaking team recommends pairing it with beef, lamb, game meat, pasta and risotto.