Welcome! This is our Trapiche Malbec review.
Trapiche Malbec is a red wine from the Mendoza region of Argentina.
The wine is made from the Malbec grape, which is known for its deep color and bold flavors.
Trapiche Malbec is a great example of the style of wine that Argentina is famous for – rich, full-bodied, and full of flavor.
Find below our Trapiche Malbec review along with our food pairings recommendations, serving tips, curiosity and where you can buy it.
Our Trapiche Malbec Review
Trapiche Malbec review: What's its color?
Trapiche Malbec wine has a deep purple red color.
If you want to know more on how to taste wine and the lingo that goes with it, check out this article: How To Taste Wine Like a Pro in 4 Steps.
Trapiche Malbec review: What are the flavors?
Trapiche Malbec is entirely made from Malbec grapes.
It’s a dry wine with medium tannins, body and acidity.
The predominant and intense flavors of plums, cherries and notes of violet, pepper and vanilla notes as well.
Is Trapiche Malbec wine sweet?
No it’s not sweet. Trapiche Malbec wine is a dry wine.
A dry wine contains less than 15 g/L.
Learn more about wine sweetness level here.
Trapiche Malbec review: Which food pairs well with it?
Trapiche Malbec is a bold wine and such as it requires strong and intense flavors to be paired with.
Classic appetizers are roasted mushroom, vegetables and potatoes, black beans, beet and onion to name some.
It’s an ideal wine for BBQ and strong flavor meat like asado, bufalo, ostrich, pork shoulder, beef brisket for example.
If you are a cheese lover our recommendations for you are blue and semi-hard cheeses like Gorgonzola and Cheddar.
Trapiche Malbec review: What's its alcohol content?
Trapiche Malbec wine’s alcohol content is 13.5%.
In case you wonder about alcohol content or more precisely Alcohol By Volume, i.e. ABV, measure the alcoholic strength of a drink.
There is a direct relationship between the sugar left in the wine after the alcoholic fermentation has taken place, i.e. Residual Sugar or RS, and ABV.
During alcoholic fermentation, the yeast transforms the sugar in the grape juice into alcohol.
Grapes with high residual sugar will therefore produce dry wine with a high ABV.
How many calories are in a glass of Trapiche Malbec wine?
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture  a 5-ounce glass will contain about 120 to 130 calories.
Alcohol contains 7 calories per gram. So a wine with high ABV will have a higher calories per glass than a wine with low ABV.
Furthermore, sugar contributes to the calorie count.
A dry wine will usually have 4 calories per grams vs a sweet wine that will have around 20 calories per grams of carbs, which include sugar.
What is Trapiche?
Here is an extract from the Trapiche website itself:
“Trapiche sources its exceptional grapes from a variety of extraordinary vineyards throughout Mendoza.
This “Richness of Diversity” is displayed via our extensive portfolio of wines.
Everything is natural about our winemaking process, which starts with bio-dynamics to grow exceptional grapes.“
Trapiche Malbec is a nice wine that truly showcases the quality of Argentine winemaking.
The wine’s full-bodied nature and well-integrated tannins make it an excellent match for hearty meat dishes, while its lingering finish and complexity make it a wine to be savored on its own.
Trapiche Malbec is a must-try for any red wine enthusiast and is a testament to the quality of Argentine winemaking.
Once you had it, we’d love to know your opinion, so reach out and let’s know what you think! Enjoy!
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