Overview of the Wine
Caligiore is an organic producer in Argentina imported by Marquee Selections which focuses on organic and green producers. The Malbec used in this blend comes from 80 year old vines, and according to their website these wines are not aged in wood in an effort to let the quality of the grape shine through. I can't tell you if these production methods really make a difference but I can tell you that this wine is very good.
The Caligiore Staccato Malbec/Cabernet Sauvignon opens with aromas of ripe fruit, blackberry, spice, and flowers. Don't be afraid to give this wine some time to breathe as you will be rewarded for it -- it tastes good right out of the bottle, but it gets even better with some air. This wine has a lot of fruit with flavors of cherry and blackberry. It is medium-bodied and balanced with smooth but firm tannins on the finish. It shows some good complexity with distinct differences between the palate and the finish. We found this wine to be even better on day 2 as the tannins smoothed out a bit more, and the nose was still very strong. Excellent!
The Symphony range from Caligiore pays homage to winemaker Gustavo Caligiore's love of music and playing guitar. The Staccato Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon red blend is unwooded, with its beautiful structure and mouthfeel coming purely from the intense Mendoza fruit.
Certified organic. Suitable for vegans.
Grape / Blend
60% Malbec, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon
On the nose it expresses a fine fragrance of fresh red fruits like strawberries and cherries. The palate is spicy with white pepper and herbal notes.
Balanced and fresh with excellent weight on the palate. This crisp and juicy red is ideal to serve with pasta dishes and light meats.
Product size: 750ml